A teacher of communications technology careers is authorized to provide students in grades 7 through 12 instruction that is designed to develop an effective understanding of current communications technology core skills standards through instruction including the following areas:
academic foundations specific to communications technology;
standard safety practices in communications technology;
professional responsibilities in communications technology;
communications technology careers exploration and investigation;
effects of communications technology; and
applications of production skills in communications technology.
A candidate for licensure as a teacher of communications technology careers shall have completed at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a teacher preparation program approved under chapter 8705 including:
the standards under subpart 3.
A candidate for licensure as a teacher of communications technology careers must complete a preparation program under subpart 2 that includes the candidate's demonstration of the knowledge and skills listed in items A to F.
A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the academic subject matter required for proficiency in the following areas:
apply knowledge of systems specific to the communications technology careers;
technical reading and writing using charts, manuals, and journals;
match math activities to communications technology careers processes;
create and interpret representations of specifications used in communications technology careers;
use and interpret technical terminology specific to communications technology careers; and
awareness of emerging products and technologies as related to communications technology careers.
A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of safety and environmental concerns and policies issued by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies including:
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules; and
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regulations.
A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of legal responsibilities and ethical practices including:
policies issued by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, such as copyright laws, rating systems, filters/censorship systems, and mandatory reporting;
employee protection procedures, such as the "Right to Know" regulations; and
the management and use of resources, such as: staff policies and procedures, budgets, and training opportunities.
A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate knowledge by:
describing potential communications technology career pathways;
describing the levels of education, licensing/certification requirements, employment opportunities, workplace environments, and career growth potential for a specific communications technology career;
utilizing personal occupational experiences to make communications technology careers meaningful to the students; and
facilitating work-based learning opportunities including job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeship programs.
A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the impact of:
how the products, services, and applications may affect various behavior changes;
the range of products, services, and applications available to employers and customers;
quality control and improvement processes as they relate to customer satisfaction;
past and present effects on the environment, socioeconomic status, and nontraditional technology systems; and
the management and use of resources.
A teacher of communications technology careers must demonstrate the skills necessary to:
envision, design, select, and use materials and resources to create, assemble, and deploy a finished product;
problem solve, troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and operate equipment; and
estimate and bid products and services.
A professional license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing licensure.
26 SR 700; 30 SR 1054; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22
August 21, 2017