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(1) A faculty member of a postsecondary institution is required to hold a class 8 dual credit license, unless already licensed class 1, 2, or 4 and properly endorsed, whenever a faculty member is teaching a course for which one or more students will earn both high school and college credit.

(2) The license is valid for five years:

(a) as long as the license holder is a faculty member of a regionally accredited postsecondary institution;

(b) only for the delivery of courses that fall within an endorsable major or minor, or the equivalent, held by the faculty member; and

(c) only when teaching dual credit courses within the role and scope of their duties assigned by the employing postsecondary institution.

(3) To obtain a class 8 dual credit-only postsecondary faculty license, an applicant shall provide the following:

(a) Verification of faculty employment from the Chief Academic Officer or an appropriate official of the employing regionally accredited postsecondary institution that the class 8 licensure applicant meets the definition in ARM 10.57.102(10) in their role of teaching a dual credit course at a regionally accredited postsecondary institution; and

(b) Recommendation from the appropriate official from a Montana or NCATE accredited professional educator preparation program stating all of the following:

(i) Applicant has earned a major or minor or the equivalent in one of the endorsable teaching areas as set forth in ARM 10.57.301; and

(ii) Applicant is competent, pursuant to ARM 10.58.501, as demonstrated by the applicant's satisfaction of criteria set forth in a rubric developed and published by the Superintendent of Public Instruction in consultation with K-12 education and higher education; and

(c) Compliance with all other nonacademic requirements for licensure as required by 20-4-104, MCA, ARM 10.57.201(4), and 10.57.201A.

(4) A class 8 dual credit-only postsecondary faculty license shall be renewed pursuant to the requirements of ARM 10.57.215.

(5) A class 8 license shall not be valid unless the licensee is in an employment relationship with a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.

(6) This rule shall be applied beginning with the fall semester of 2009.

History: 20-4-102, MCA; IMP, 20-4-106, 20-4-108, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 2050, Eff. 9/26/08.

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