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(1) A faculty member of a college or university is required to hold a Class 8 dual credit license, unless already licensed or eligible for licensure as a 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.

(3) To obtain a Class 8 dual credit 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 college or university;

(b) compliance with all other nonacademic requirements for licensure as required by 20-4-104, MCA, ARM 10.57.201 and 10.57.201A; and

(c) recommendation from the Chief Academic Officer from a regionally accredited college or university verifying the following:

(i) the applicant plans to teach in a subject covered by the K-12 endorsement areas in ARM 10.57.438, and will teach a subject in which the applicant has a major or minor; and

(ii) the applicant demonstrates adequate education and experience to instruct dual enrollment courses as demonstrated by the following criteria:

(A) ability to create learning environments that support creativity, critical thinking, individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation;

(B) understanding and ability to use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies to encourage learners to develop understanding of content areas and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways; and

(C) understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures with an ability to integrate history, culture, heritage, and contemporary status of American Indians and tribes in Montana.

(4) Class 8 dual credit license applications will be reviewed by the Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council for recommendation regarding issuance of the license by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Denial of an application for licensure shall be appealable to the Board of Public Education pursuant to ARM 10.57.607.

(5) A Class 8 dual credit postsecondary faculty license shall be renewed pursuant to the requirements of ARM 10.57.215.

(6) A Class 8 license shall not be valid unless the licensee is in an employment relationship with a regionally accredited college or university.

History: 20-4-102, MCA; IMP, 20-4-106, 20-4-108, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 2050, Eff. 9/26/08; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 2244, Eff. 11/26/09; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2930, Eff. 7/1/15.

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