Specialization Requirements for the Endorsement in Teacher Coordinator of Cooperative Education--Vocational Class.

(1) Certification in a vocational class subject; and

(2) Two (2) years of full-time occupational experience or the equivalent in part-time experience shall be completed as follows:

(a) Occupational experience shall be gained as a wage earner after age sixteen (16), and

(b) The occupational experience shall be verified by former employers; or for self-employment, experience in a family-owned business, or experience at a firm no longer in business, the experience shall be verified by an individual knowledgeable of the applicant's service. Employment verification shall not be accepted from the applicant or family members. The verification shall be provided on business stationery or a notarized affidavit(s) and specify the dates of employment, job title(s), and full-time or part-time employment. When employment was part-time, the number of hours worked per week shall be included, and

(3) Recency of occupational experience or training shall be required as follows:

(a) At least six (6) weeks of occupational experience gained within the five (5) year period immediately preceding the date of receipt of the application for the endorsement or the date the endorsement is added to the valid certificate, or

(b) One (1) year of teaching experience as specified in Rule 6A-4.002(5)(a), FAC., in a cooperative program during the five (5) year period immediately preceding the date of application for the addition of the endorsement, and

(4) Twelve (12) semester hours in professional vocational education to include the areas specified below:

(a) Three (3) semester hours in organization and coordination of the cooperative method of vocational education,

(b) Three (3) semester hours in principles and philosophy of vocational education,

(c) Three (3) semester hours in general methods of teaching vocational education, and

(d) Three (3) semester hours in vocational or occupational guidance.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.54, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 10-10-89, Amended 5-4-93.

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