Maine Revised Statutes

§13012-A. Conditional certificate

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 7/1/18)
1. Conditional certificate.   The commissioner may issue a conditional certificate to:
A. An individual who has not met all of the requirements for a certificate as set forth in section 13013, 13019-I, 13019-G or 13022. [2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).]
B. An individual who is eligible for an endorsement to teach in a teacher shortage area as determined by the commissioner; or [2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).]
C. A holder of a professional teacher certificate under section 13013 who is transitioning to another endorsement; [2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).]
[ 2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
2. Term.   A conditional certificate is issued for a 3-year period and may not be renewed.
[ 2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
3. Employment.   A school administrative unit may employ a conditionally certified individual who is in the process of becoming professionally certified notwithstanding the availability of professionally certified teachers or educational specialists.
[ 2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
4. Requirements.   If a school administrative unit employs a conditionally certified teacher or educational specialist, the school administrative unit shall for at least the first year of employment or longer if determined to be necessary:
A. Ensure that the conditionally certified teacher or educational specialist receives high-quality professional development that is sustained, intensive and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction while teaching; and [2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).]
B. Provide a program of intensive supervision for the conditionally certified teacher or educational specialist that consists of structured guidance and regular ongoing support or a mentoring program, which is separate from any student-teacher requirement that may be required under another authority. [2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).]
[ 2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
5. Program review.   The commissioner may conduct a program review of any program developed or administered by a school administrative unit to meet the requirements of subsection 4.
[ 2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2017, c. 235, §11 (NEW). 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).