The School Board of Miami-Dade County
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Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.
 

3120.05 - EMPLOYMENT OF ADULT/CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PERSONNEL

Adult education and career technical education (CTE) instructional personnel who are employed to teach full-time in an adult education or a CTE program shall hold a valid certificate in the area of assignment and shall be governed by the same School Board policies as other full-time instructional personnel.

Qualifications of instructional personnel shall be those required by law and the Florida Administrative Code. To be eligible for appointment in any instructional position in the District, a person must be of good moral character; must have attained the age of eighteen (18) years; and must, when required by law, hold a certificate or license issued under rules of the State Board of Education, or the Board except when employed pursuant to F.S. 1012.55 or under the emergency provisions of F.S. 1012.24.

Instructional personnel must meet the requirements for their position and follow the employment procedures as set forth in Florida statutes and State Board of Education Rules, including but not limited to: F.S. 1012.24, 1012.35,1012.36, 1012.39, 1012.43, and 1012.56; and F.A.C. 6A-1.0502, 6A-1.0503, 6A-4.001, 6A-6.010, and 6A-6.014 as they may be amended from time to time.

Misstatements of fact material to qualifications for employment or the determination of salary shall constitute grounds for dismissal.

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board shall approve employment of adult/career technical education personnel.

Adult Education

Any regular full-time employee may work in the adult program in addition to their regular employment.

Instructional personnel who are employed to teach full-time in the adult education program shall hold a valid Florida Educator's Certificate in the area of assignment and shall be governed by the same Board policies as other full-time instructional personnel.

Instructional personnel who are employed to teach part-time in the adult education program shall be employed as instructional personnel in compliance with F.S. 1012.32, and shall be governed by criteria found in the Adult/Community Education Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual. Part-time instructional personnel must hold a valid State Educator's Certificate or a District Part-Time Adult Education Certificate. Such certified instructional personnel shall be limited to working a maximum of twenty-five (25) hours per week. In addition, these employees may not work in Pre-K through 12 programs.

Certification for Part-Time Adult Education

Part-time adult education personnel must meet minimum District specialization requirements for certification. Applicants who meet stated requirements will be eligible for a District Part-Time Adult Certificate. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

 A.Fingerprinting: Submit to a fingerprint check from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to F.S. 1012.32. If the fingerprint report indicates a criminal history, or if the applicant acknowledges a criminal history, the applicant's records shall be referred to the appropriate District office for review and determination of eligibility for employment.

 B.Educational Training: Hold a bachelor's or higher degree with an undergraduate or graduate degree major in the area of assignment or hold a bachelor's degree or higher degree in another area and thirty (30) semester hours in courses related to the area of assignment. The degree or college credit must have been completed at an accredited institution as specified in F.A.C. 6A-4.003.

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Qualifications for CTE are established on the basis of occupational expertise in technical areas, including but not limited to: Agriscience, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Industrial Arts, Marketing, Public Service Education and Technology. CTE personnel may be assigned to teach only CTE courses as specified by the CTE course code directory.

Part-time CTE personnel shall be limited to working a maximum of twenty-five (25) hours per week.

District Certification for Career Technical Education (Full-Time and Part-Time)

CTE instructors must hold a valid State Educator's Certificate or a District Full-Time or Part-Time Technical Education Certificate.

To be eligible for a District certificate for a full-time or part-time instructional position in a District CTE program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

 A.Fingerprinting: Submit to a fingerprint check from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to F.S. 1012.32. If the fingerprint report indicates a criminal history or if the applicant acknowledges a criminal history, the applicant's records shall be referred to the appropriate District office for review and determination of eligibility for employment.

 B.Occupational Expertise: Hold at least a high school diploma or the equivalent based on general education development tests or other achievement tests approved by the State Board which establishes the equivalency for a high school diploma and establishes the minimum competency in the area of assignment based on the criteria listed below. Occupational expertise shall be established in the area of assignment by one of the plans specified in the Florida Department of Education Guidelines for CTE Teacher Certification.

Other requirements shall be:

 A.Occupational experience shall be gained as a wage earner after age sixteen (16).

 B.The occupational experience shall be verified by former employers or for self-employment, experience in a family-owned business, or experience at a firm no longer in business. The experience shall be verified by an individual knowledgeable of the applicant's service.
  Employment verification shall not be accepted from the applicant or family members. The verification shall be provided on business stationery or a notarized affidavit(s) specifying the dates of employment, job title(s), and full-time or part-time employment. When employment was part-time, the number of hours worked per week shall be included.

 C.When occupational credentialing is required for program approval or for students to obtain an appropriate level of employment, the applicant shall be required to present the appropriate valid certificate, registration, or license, as defined by the appropriate District office.

 D.Recency of experience or training shall be required in the occupational field of the teaching assignment as follows:

  1.At least six (6) weeks of occupational experience gained within the five (5) year period immediately preceding the date of application for employment.

  2.At least three (3) semester hours of college credit earned within the five (5) year period immediately preceding the date of application for employment. The college credit shall be earned at an accredited institution as specified in F.A.C. 6A-4.003, and shall be completed in skills or theory courses related to the area of assignment.

  3.Completion of a technical education program specific to the area of assignment and completed at a postsecondary or technical institution approved by the State Board for technical education in the state where the institution is located, or a certificate of completion of a registered apprenticeship program as established by the United States Department of Labor, the Florida Department of Labor/Education, or any State apprenticeship department which is specific to the area of assignment within the five (5) year period immediately preceding the date of application for employment.

  4.One (1) year of successful teaching experience in the program area of assignment during the five (5) year period immediately preceding the date of application for employment.

The application for a District Full-Time Technical Education Certificate shall be submitted to the Office of Instructional Certification. Following the clearance of fingerprints, the Office of Instructional Certification will issue a non-renewable District temporary certificate valid for three (3) years, beginning July 1st and ending June 30th. When the employee completes the professional preparation coursework (within the validity period of the temporary certificate), the Office of Certification will issue, upon application, a District Full-Time Technical Education Certificate valid for five (5) years.

An application for a District Part-Time Technical Education Certificate shall be submitted to the Office of Instructional Certification. Following clearance of fingerprints and upon application, the Office of Instructional Certification will issue a District Part-Time Certificate valid for five (5) years, the year beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.

The Superintendent may revoke or suspend District-issued certificates.

F.S. 1012.24, 1012.32, 1012.35, 1012.36, 1012.39, 1012.43, 1012.55, 1012.56
F.A.C. 6A-1.0502 6A-1.0503, 6A-4.001, 6A-4.003, 6A-6.010, 6A-6.014

Revised 6/17/15

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