13-42-3.2. Educator permit--Emergency CTE instructor--Promulgation of rules.

The secretary may issue a one-year career and technical education (CTE) instructor educator permit to an applicant who submits documentation showing that the applicant holds a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent and:

(1)    An associate of applied science degree or higher; or

(2)    At least two thousand hours of work experience in a related CTE field; or

(3)    A national or state certification in a related CTE field.

An individual who holds an active one-year CTE instructor educator permit is considered certified pursuant to this chapter.

The applicant must submit documentation from a public or department-accredited school showing that the school is unable to hire a certified educator to fill the vacancy and listing the position to be held by the applicant and the name of the certified teacher who will act as a mentor to the applicant. The applicant must submit the required documentation on forms approved by the secretary.

The South Dakota Board of Education Standards shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, establishing the process by which an applicant may apply for the one-year CTE instructor educator permit, the CTE career pathway endorsements that the applicant for the one-year CTE instructor educator permit is eligible to add to the permit, and what continuing education an individual must complete to renew the one-year CTE instructor educator permit. The educator permit may not be renewed for more than one year at a time.

Source: SL 2024, ch 60, § 1.