§ 49.142. Vocational Instructional I.

 (a)  A single certificate will be issued and titled, ‘‘Vocational Instructional Certificate.’’ Individuals qualifying for this certificate shall be authorized to teach in the areas for which they also hold an occupational competency credential. The occupational competency credential will be issued by the Department or an institution of higher education approved by the Secretary. The applicant shall have:

   (1)  A minimum of 2 years wage-earning experience in addition to the learning period required to establish competency in the occupation to be taught.

   (2)  Successfully completed the occupational competency examination or evaluation of credentials for occupations where examinations do not exist or present evidence of satisfactory achievement on an assessment of subject matter under §  49.18 (relating to assessment).

   (3)  Completed 18 credit hours in an approved program of vocational teacher education. For Vocational I Certificates issued on or after January 1, 2013, the 18 credit hours must include at least 3 credits or 90 hours, or equivalent combination thereof, regarding accommodations and adaptations for diverse learners in an inclusive setting. For purposes of this requirement, 1 credit equals 30 hours of coursework. Applicable hours are limited to a combination of seat hours of classroom instruction, field observation experiences, major research assignments, and development and implementation of lesson plans with accommodations and adaptations for diverse learners in an inclusive setting.

   (4)  Presented evidence of satisfactory achievement on the assessment of basic skills under §  49.18.

 (b)  The Vocational Instructional I Certificate shall be valid for 6 years during which time the applicant shall complete the approved preparation program leading to the Vocational Instructional II Certificate.


   The provisions of this §  49.142 issued under sections 202, 408.1, 1302 and 1317—1320 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  62, 118.1 (Repealed), 352 and 367—370 (Repealed)); amended under section 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  26-2603-B).


   The provisions of this §  49.142 amended through January 25, 1985, effective June 1, 1987, 15 Pa.B. 245; readopted May 29, 1992, effective May 30, 1992, 22 Pa. B. 2824; amended September 24, 1999, effective September 25, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4954; amended September 21, 2007, effective September 22, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5150. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (320389).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  19.1 (relating to classroom teacher effectiveness rating tool); 22 Pa. Code §  19.2 (relating to principal/school leader effectiveness rating tool); 22 Pa. Code §  19.3 (relating to nonteaching professional employee effectiveness rating tool); 22 Pa. Code §  49.1 (relating to definitions); and 22 Pa. Code §  49.2 (relating to inactivity and invalidity).

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