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AB-2070 Community college employees: apprenticeship instructors: qualifications.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 87356.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

87356.5.
 (a) In addition to the minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit apprenticeship course adopted by the board of governors pursuant to Section 87356, a person may also satisfy the minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit course by satisfying one or more of the following:
(1) The person has served as an apprenticeship instructor since January 1, 1993, if the service was authorized pursuant to minimum qualifications in effect at the time of hire.
(2) The person has six years of occupational experience in the subject matter area to be taught, a journeyman’s certificate in the subject matter area to be taught, and shall have completed, within two years of being hired as an apprenticeship instructor, 12 semester units of degree-applicable college level course work.
(3) The person has six years of occupational experience in the subject matter area to be taught, a journeyman’s certificate in the subject matter area to be taught, and has completed 60 hours of professional education in classroom techniques and instructional development. If the person has not completed 60 hours of professional education in classroom techniques and instructional development, the person may be hired as an apprenticeship instructor on the condition that the person complete 60 hours of professional education in classroom techniques and instructional development within two years of being hired.
(4) The person has six years of occupational experience in the subject matter area to be taught, a journeyman’s certificate in the subject matter area to be taught, and possesses a vocational or career technical education teaching credential.
(b) A person may satisfy the minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor teaching a credit course if a committee composed of members from a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee at the community college relevant to the subject matter area to be taught and career technical education faculty at the community college determines that the person possesses qualifications that are at least equivalent to any set of minimum qualifications for service as an apprenticeship instructor.