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(1) The program requires that successful candidates:

(a) demonstrate knowledge of curriculum that considers current design and implementation practices from the following sources:

(i) national professional organizations;

(ii) Montana school accreditation standards;

(iii) local public school standards and curricula;

(iv) industrial standards; and

(v) advisory boards of industrial leaders; knowledge of curricular design, course outline, instructional strategies and evaluation of student work;

(b) demonstrate knowledge/competency in courses in applied mathematics, science, communication, and related areas in general education components to provide depth and breadth of content;

(c) demonstrate knowledge/competency in the areas in which he/she will teach including:

(i) safety in the work place;

(ii) fundamental knowledge about technology and its application to trades and industry;

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

(iv) the development of personal and leadership competencies (e.g., citizenship, personal development, goal setting, parliamentary procedure, and teamwork);

(v) specific training in the safe use of equipment in each trade and industry area studied;

(vi) in forming partnerships, advisory boards, job shadowing, and involving the trades and industry world into the curriculum;

(vii) planning, maintenance, and management of laboratory facilities;

(viii) provide gender equitable, culturally sensitive opportunities;

(ix) preparing students for postsecondary education, depending on personal goals; and

(x) the rules and regulations dealing with vocational certification, education, and funding;

(d) demonstrate knowledge of educational environments in the classroom and laboratory that enhance student learning;

(e) select and apply appropriate instructional strategies for individual and group instruction;

(f) demonstrate knowledge of and apply laboratory management skills (e.g., maintaining inventory, filing, requisitioning equipment and materials, maintenance, and budgeting);

(g) develop and use lesson plans, and organize materials to meet the learning needs of students;

(h) develop and implement classroom management consistent with school policy;

(i) articulate trades and industries education to school and community publics;

(j) demonstrate continued growth by assessing growth needs based on research-based instructional practices, knowledge, and dispositions, and plan and carry out needed professional development, especially in relation to local school goals; and

(k) apply a wide range of assessment tools and practices, including technology-based assessment tools;

(i) apply a variety of assessment practices to improve student learning and motivation;

(ii) apply multiple indicators of learning progress which align instruction and learning and which assess learner attitudes;

(iii) appropriately apply evidenced-based and innovative assessment approaches;

(iv) utilize and monitor teacher and student self-reflection; and

(v) communicate results of assessments to specific individuals (e.g., students, parents, caregivers, colleagues, administrators, policymakers, policy officials, community, etc.).

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. 2722, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07.

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