BEFORE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 10.57.421 pertaining to teacher licensure
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On October 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., the Board of Public Education will hold a public hearing in the Superintendent’s Conference room at 1227 11th Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule.
2. The Board will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact the Board of Public Education no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2018, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Pete Donovan, Executive Director, 46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2B, P.O. Box 200601, Helena, Montana, 59620-0601; telephone (406) 444-0300; fax (406) 444-0847; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The rule as proposed to be amended provides as follows, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:
10.57.421 CLASS 4 ENDORSEMENTS (1) Recognized occupations eligible for a Class 4 license shall be evaluated on an annual basis by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Appropriate career and technical education areas acceptable for endorsement on the Class 4 license include but are not limited to the following: agriculture business, agriculture mechanics, auto body, automotive technology, aviation, building maintenance, building trades, business marketing, computer coding, computer information systems, culinary arts, diesel mechanics, drafting, electronics, emergency medical technician (EMT), engineering, fire and disaster services, graphic arts, health science education, heavy equipment operations, horticulture, industrial mechanics, livestock production, machining, metals, plant and soil sciences, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) instruction, small engines, stagecraft, teacher education, videography, and welding.
(2) and (3) remain the same.
(4) For health science education, engineering, computer information systems, computer coding,
or teacher education, EMT, or fire and disaster services, an alternative to the above requirement of 10,000 hours of work experience may be substituted as recognized by the Office of Public Instruction and the Board of Public Education as follows:
(a) through (e) remain the same.
(f) For EMT:
(i) hold a Class 1 or 2 license;
(ii) hold a current CPR/First Aid certificate and a current license as a lead instructor obtained through the Montana Board of Medical Examiners;
(iii) provide verification of a minimum of 2,000 hours of EMT experience; and
(iv) provide verification of successful completion of a blended learning professional development course offered by the Office of Public Instruction.
(v) In addition to renewal requirements outlined in ARM 10.57.420, renewal of this endorsement will also require a current CPR/First Aid certificate and a current license as a lead instructor obtained through the Montana Board of Medical Examiners.
(g) For fire and disaster services:
(i) hold a Class 1 or 2 license;
(ii) provide verification of a minimum of 2,000 hours of employment in fire services or law enforcement; and
(iii) provide verification of successful completion of a blended learning professional development course offered by the Office of Public Instruction.
(5) and (6) remain the same.
AUTH: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-4-102, MCA
IMP: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-4-106, 20-4-108, MCA
4. REASON: The Board of Public Education proposes to add new endorsements to Class 4 Educator Licensure in the areas of EMT and fire and disaster services. The EMT and fire and disaster services endorsements will allow Montana secondary students to receive secondary career and technical education (CTE) credit to fulfill graduation requirements.
5. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to: Pete Donovan, Executive Director, Board of Public Education, 46 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2B, P.O. Box 200601, Helena, Montana, 59620-0601; telephone (406) 444-0300; fax (406) 444-0847; or e-mail email@example.com, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., November 2, 2018.
6. Pete Donovan, Executive Director, has been designated to preside over and conduct this hearing.
7. The Board maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this agency. Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request that includes the name, e-mail, and mailing address of the person to receive notices and specifies for which program the person wishes to receive notices. Notices will be sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request. Such written request may be mailed or delivered to the contact person in 2 above or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the board.
8. The bill sponsor contact requirements of 2-4-302, MCA, do not apply.
9. With regard to the requirements of 2-4-111, MCA, the board has determined that the amendment of the above-referenced rule will not significantly and directly impact small businesses.
/s/ Pete Donovan /s/ Sharon Carroll
Pete Donovan Sharon Carroll
Rule Reviewer Chair
Board of Public Education
Certified to the Secretary of State September 25, 2018.