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(1) The program requires that successful candidates: 

(a) demonstrate knowledge of a curriculum and curriculum design consistent with current national and Montana standards, including:

(i) a mission statement with stated goals and objectives that reflect the intent of industrial trades and technology education programs, as guided by the technical sciences national professional organizations;

(ii) an organized set of concepts, processes, and systems that are technological in nature;

(iii) content orientated toward industrial trades and technology education; and

(iv)  classroom and laboratory instruction; experiential, project, and work-based learning; and leadership and personal development;

(b) demonstrate knowledge/competency in applied science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and communication, including:

(i) knowledge about the development of technology, its effects on people, industry, the environment, and society;

(ii) communication technology, which includes information-related technology that uses resources to transfer information and to extend human potential;

(iii) information about industry's organization, personnel systems, techniques, resources, products, and social impacts;

(iv) construction technology, which includes physical-related technology that uses resources to build structures or construct work on site;

(v) manufacturing technology, which includes physical-related technology using resources to extract and convert raw/recycled materials into industrial and consumer goods;

(vi) transportation technology, which includes physical-related technology using transportation technologies to maintain contact and exchange between individuals and societal units through the movement of material, goods, and people;

(vii) identification of a level and scope of entry level skills in the use of tools, instruments, and machines necessary for successful teaching; and

(viii)  energy and engineering technology, including information related to engineering and robotics;

(c) demonstrate knowledge of quality workmanship and work ethics;

(d) develop insight and understanding in the application of technological concepts, processes, and systems; 

(e) develop and demonstrate skills in utilizing tools, materials, machines, processes, and technical concepts relative to content organizers, safely and efficiently;

(f) demonstrate skills, creative abilities, positive self-concepts, and individual potentials relating to technology;

(g) demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making abilities involving human and material resources and technological processes and systems;

(h) demonstrate activity-oriented laboratory instruction that reinforces abstract concepts with concrete experiences;

(i) demonstrate knowledge and skills regarding how technological systems function and the attitudes to evaluate those systems;

(j) demonstrate knowledge of past, present, and future technological systems by applying knowledge and skills developed in the study of other systems;

(k) apply and use content knowledge from other disciplines to address individual and social problems;

(l) know and understand the rules and requirements and how to obtain access to industry certifications (i.e., automotive, welding, machining);

(m) demonstrate the skills and abilities to develop, utilize, and manage dedicated educational facilities with current and emerging equipment, resources, library media, and electronic technology, and maintain a safe environment, and create a culture of safety during classroom, laboratory, and supervised industrial technical experiences;

(n) demonstrate and apply ethical professional practice based on principles and philosophy of industrial trade and technology education and career technical education (CTE) through civic engagement, advocacy, and active participation in professional development and professional growth activities;

(o) demonstrate an awareness of professional student organizations into the curriculum to provide an environment in which students grow professionally, personally, and socially; involve the business and industry community; and recognize the potential for these organizations to provide personal leadership development;

(p) demonstrate knowledge of experiential, project, and work-based learning by enhancing student learning through continuous experiential, project, and work-based learning experiences with community stakeholders;

(q) demonstrate knowledge of program marketing by engaging key stakeholders through involvement, recognition, and the sharing of information about all components of the program;

(r) develop and coordinate partnerships, advisory boards, and work-related experiences into the curriculum; and

(s) demonstrate knowledge of and how to gain access to services and financial resources available from state and federal agencies and operate within applicable laws and regulations governing education.


History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/31/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2772, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15; AMD, 2023 MAR p. 86, Eff. 7/1/23.

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