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8710.8020 TEACHERS OF CONSTRUCTION CAREERS.

Subpart 1.

Scope of practice.

A teacher of construction careers is authorized to provide students in grades 7 through 12 instruction that is designed to develop an effective understanding of construction careers including:

A.

academic foundations specific to the construction field;

B.

construction systems and issues;

C.

planning and management in construction;

D.

construction career exploration and investigation; and

E.

safety and environmental practices in the construction field.

Subp. 2.

Licensure requirements.

A candidate for licensure as a teacher of construction 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:

A.

the standards of effective practice under part 8710.2000;

B.

the core skills for teachers of career and technical education under part 8710.8000; and

C.

the standards under subpart 3.

Subp. 3.

Subject matter standard.

A candidate for licensure as a teacher of construction careers must complete a preparation program under subpart 2 that must include the candidate's demonstration of the knowledge and skills in items A to E.

A.

A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the academic subject matter required for proficiency within the following areas:

(1)

knowledge of math and measurement;

(2)

skill in technical reading and writing;

(3)

knowledge of geography and the environment as it relates to decision making and planning;

(4)

construction terminology/vocabulary; and

(5)

scientific principles in the planning and construction process.

B.

A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of construction systems and issues including:

(1)

use of materials;

(2)

methods/processes in construction;

(3)

use and maintenance of tools and equipment;

(4)

understanding of subsystems, such as electrical, plumbing, heating, and landscaping; and

(5)

awareness of emerging products and technologies, such as air quality, energy conservation, and computer-controlled systems.

C.

A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of planning, management, and business operation techniques in:

(1)

scheduling of work crews and tasks;

(2)

financial aspects, such as securing financing, project estimating, and bidding procedures;

(3)

management of human and material resources;

(4)

understanding and interpreting construction documents, such as project plans, schedules, charts, graphs, and change orders; and

(5)

understanding and application of energy and building codes.

D.

A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate knowledge of the construction career clusters in the areas of:

(1)

potential career paths found in the construction industry;

(2)

levels of education, licensing/certification requirements, employment opportunities, and workplace environments including team work and potential career growth;

(3)

work-based learning opportunities including job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeship programs;

(4)

labor organizations and their impact on the construction trades; and

(5)

utilizing personal occupational experiences to make construction careers meaningful to the students.

E.

A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of safety and environmental practices including:

(1)

use of tools and equipment;

(2)

personal safety concerns including body mechanics and ergonomics;

(3)

first aid procedures and universal precautions;

(4)

use of energy sources, such as natural gas and electricity;

(5)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, such as proper material disposal, indoor air quality, and lead and asbestos abatement;

(6)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations;

(7)

material safety data sheets (MSDS) adhering to hazardous labeling requirements; and

(8)

safety signs, symbols, and labels.

Subp. 4.

Professional license.

A professional license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing professional licensure.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09; 122A.18

History:

26 SR 700; 30 SR 1054; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22

Published Electronically:

August 21, 2017