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:
academic foundations specific to the construction field;
construction systems and issues;
planning and management in construction;
construction career exploration and investigation; and
safety and environmental practices in the construction field.
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:
the standards under subpart 3.
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 teacher of construction careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of the academic subject matter required for proficiency within the following areas:
knowledge of math and measurement;
skill in technical reading and writing;
knowledge of geography and the environment as it relates to decision making and planning;
construction terminology/vocabulary; and
scientific principles in the planning and construction process.
A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate the knowledge and applications of construction systems and issues including:
use of materials;
methods/processes in construction;
use and maintenance of tools and equipment;
understanding of subsystems, such as electrical, plumbing, heating, and landscaping; and
awareness of emerging products and technologies, such as air quality, energy conservation, and computer-controlled systems.
A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of planning, management, and business operation techniques in:
scheduling of work crews and tasks;
financial aspects, such as securing financing, project estimating, and bidding procedures;
management of human and material resources;
understanding and interpreting construction documents, such as project plans, schedules, charts, graphs, and change orders; and
understanding and application of energy and building codes.
A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate knowledge of the construction career clusters in the areas of:
potential career paths found in the construction industry;
levels of education, licensing/certification requirements, employment opportunities, and workplace environments including team work and potential career growth;
work-based learning opportunities including job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeship programs;
labor organizations and their impact on the construction trades; and
utilizing personal occupational experiences to make construction careers meaningful to the students.
A teacher of construction careers must demonstrate knowledge and application of safety and environmental practices including:
use of tools and equipment;
personal safety concerns including body mechanics and ergonomics;
first aid procedures and universal precautions;
use of energy sources, such as natural gas and electricity;
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, such as proper material disposal, indoor air quality, and lead and asbestos abatement;
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations;
material safety data sheets (MSDS) adhering to hazardous labeling requirements; and
safety signs, symbols, and labels.
A professional license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board governing professional licensure.
26 SR 700; 30 SR 1054; L 2017 1Sp5 art 12 s 22
August 21, 2017
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes