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Consolidated Newfoundland Regulation 1996


CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 1134/96

CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 1134/96

Teacher Certification Regulations
under the
Teacher Training Act
(O.C. 96‑941)

Under the authority of section 11 of the Teacher Training Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Interpretation

        3.   Initial certificate or licence

        4.   Certificate and licence

        5.   Certificates II and III

        6.   Certificate IV

        7.   Certificate V

        8.   Certificate VI

        9.   Certificate VII

      10.   Licence I

      11.   Licence II

      12.   Licence III

      13.   Licence IV

      14.   Speech language pathologists

      15.   Reciprocal agreements

      16.   Interim certificates

      17.   Certificate and permit continuation

      18.   Fees

      19.   Repeal

Schedule


Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Teacher Certification Regulations.

41/88 s1

Interpretation

        2. (1) In these regulations

             (a)  "Act" means the Teacher Training Act;

             (b)  "additional course" means a credited course that is additional to those courses in respect of which a degree or a diploma has been conferred on an applicant for a certificate or licence;

             (c)  "approved" means approved by the committee;

             (d)  "approved subject area" means the area of art, home economics, industrial arts, music or another area that may be approved by the committee;

             (e)  "certificate" means a certificate issued under these regulations;

              (f)  "committee" has the meaning assigned to it by the Act;

             (g)  "course" means a course of study at Memorial University or a course of study at another recognized educational institution that, in the opinion of the registrar, is equivalent to a course of Memorial University;

             (h)  "course in education" means a course of studies at a recognized educational institution listed under education at that institution;

              (i)  "director" means a director appointed under the Schools Act;

              (j)  "initial certificate" means a certificate issued under subsections 3(1) and (2);

             (k)  "integrated program of studies" means a structured course of study which has the prior approval of the registrar in accordance with policies which have been approved by the committee;

              (l)  "interim certificate" means a certificate issued under section 16;

            (m)  "licence" means a teaching licence issued under these regulations;

             (n)  "recognized educational institution" means an institution specified in or designated under section 17 of the Act;

             (o)  "school year" has the meaning assigned to it by the Schools Act; and

             (p)  "student‑teaching practicum" means a student teaching practicum of not less than 4 semester courses at Memorial University or a practicum of another recognized educational institution that in the opinion of the registrar is equivalent to a practicum of Memorial University, or a period of not less than 2 years of successful teaching experience as approved by the registrar.

             (2)  Unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to a degree or a diploma means a degree or a diploma awarded by Memorial University, or a degree or a diploma awarded by, or evidence satisfactory to the registrar of successful completion of a program of, another recognized educational institution that, in the opinion of the registrar, is equivalent to a degree or a diploma awarded by Memorial University.

41/88 s2; 44/96 s1

Initial certificate or licence

        3. (1) An applicant for an initial certificate or a teaching licence shall submit

             (a)  an application on the form provided for the purpose by the registrar;

             (b)  a birth certificate;

             (c)  official transcripts, or other evidence that the registrar may require, of the academic and professional qualifications of the applicant;

             (d)  for non‑resident applicants the evidence that the registrar may require that the applicant has completed studies on a teacher education program leading to certification in his or her province or country and proof of a valid teaching certificate where applicable;

             (e)  where required, evidence of Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status, or equivalent; and

              (f)  where required, results of an approved English proficiency test.

             (2)  An applicant for an initial certificate or a licence shall submit evidence that a board of examiners has recommended the applicant for the issue of the certificate or licence applied for.

             (3)  An applicant for a certificate or a licence other than described in subsection (1) shall submit

             (a)  an application on the form provided for the purpose by the registrar; and

             (b)  official transcripts, or other evidence that the registrar may require, of the academic and professional qualifications of the applicant.

41/88 s3; 232/89 s1

Certificate and licence

        4. (1) A certificate that is endorsed "Secondary Education Teaching Certificate" identifies the holder of the document as having the professional qualifications to teach all secondary school grades.

             (2)  A certificate that is endorsed "Primary/Elementary Education Teaching Certificate" identifies the holder of the document as having the professional qualifications to teach all primary or elementary school grades.

             (3)  A certificate that is endorsed "Primary/Elementary/Secondary Teaching Certificate" identifies the holder of the document as having the professional qualifications to teach all primary, elementary and secondary school grades.

             (4)  A Licence I permits the holder to teach all primary, elementary or secondary grades.

             (5)  A Licence II, III or IV that is endorsed "approved subject area" permits the holder to teach in that subject area only.

41/88 s4

Certificates II and III

        5. (1) A certificate classified as a Certificate II may be issued to an applicant who holds a certificate classified and issued under previous regulations as a Certificate I and is credited with 20 courses on a program of studies leading to a degree in education and of which not less than 4 courses are in education and 2 courses are in english.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a certificate classified as a Certificate II may be issued to an applicant who has completed the diploma in native and northern education in Labrador.

             (3)  A certificate classified as a Certificate III may be issued to an applicant who holds a certificate classified and issued under these or previous regulations as a Certificate II and

             (a)  is credited with 30 courses on a program of studies leading to a degree in education and of which not less than 6 courses are in education and 2 courses are in english; or

             (b)  has completed the diploma in native and northern education in Labrador and who has completed 10 additional courses in a program of studies leading to a degree in education.

             (4)  A certificate issued under subsection (1), (2) or (3) permits the holder to teach all primary, elementary or secondary school grades.

232/89 s2

Certificate IV

        6. (1) A certificate classified as a Certificate IV and endorsed "Secondary Education Teaching Certificate" may be issued to an applicant

             (a)  who is credited with either 40 courses leading to a degree in other than primary/elementary education, and of which not less than

                      (i)  2 are courses in english,

                     (ii)  18 are courses in subjects taught in schools in the province,

                    (iii)  10 are courses in secondary education, including successful completion of a student‑teaching practicum; and

             (b)  whose additional courses are within his or her degree program; or

             (c)  who holds an approved education degree.

             (2)  A certificate classified as a Certificate IV and endorsed "Primary/Elementary Education Teaching Certificate" may be issued to a candidate

             (a)  who is credited with 40 courses leading to a degree in primary or elementary education, and of which not less than

                      (i)  2 are courses in english,

                     (ii)  10 are courses in subject areas taught in the schools of the province,

                    (iii)  18 are courses in primary or elementary education;

             (b)  who has successfully completed a student‑teaching practicum; and

             (c)  whose additional courses are within the requirements of the primary or elementary degree program; or

             (d)  who holds an approved education degree.

             (3)  A certificate classified as a Certificate IV and endorsed "Primary/Elementary/Secondary Education Teaching Certificate" may be issued to an applicant whose qualifications meet the requirements for the issue of a certificate under subsections (1) and (2).

             (4)  Notwithstanding subsections (1), (2) and (3), all applicants to whom certificates are issued after December 31, 1994 must hold an approved education degree.

41/88 s6; 173/94 ss1‑3

Certificate V

        7. (1) A teaching certificate classified as a Certificate V may be issued to an applicant

             (a)  whose qualifications meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(1), (2) or (3);

             (b)  who has 50 credited courses;

             (c)  who holds a degree; and

             (d)  whose additional courses shall comprise an integrated program of studies.

             (2)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(1), the Certificate V shall be endorsed "Secondary Education Teaching Certificate".

             (3)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(2), the Certificate V shall be endorsed "Primary/Elementary Teaching Certificate".

             (4)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(3), the Certificate V shall be endorsed "Primary/Elementary/Secondary Teaching Certificate".

41/88 s7

Certificate VI

        8. (1) A teaching certificate classified as a Certificate VI may be issued to an applicant

             (a)  whose qualifications meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate V;

             (b)  who has 60 credited courses; and

             (c)  who has completed a 50 credit course program which resulted in one degree and has completed an integrated program of studies or a second degree or an approved diploma equivalent to a degree;

             (d)  who has completed a 50 credit course program which resulted in a conjoint degree or equivalent degrees and has completed an integrated program of studies or a third degree or an approved diploma equivalent to a degree;

             (e)  who has completed a 40 course program which resulted in one degree and a 20 course program which resulted in a second degree or approved diploma equivalent to a degree; or

              (f)  who has completed 3 sessions of a Three Session Specialist Course which resulted in a subject specialist qualification on his or her record card or record of qualification under the Teachers' Qualification Regulations existing under the Education Act (Ontario).

             (2)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(1), the Certificate VI shall be endorsed "Secondary Education Teaching Certificate".

             (3)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(2), the Certificate VI shall be endorsed "Primary/Elementary Teaching Certificate".

             (4)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(3), the Certificate VI shall be endorsed "Primary/Elementary/Secondary Teaching Certificate".

41/88 s8; 232/89 s3; 63/91 s1; 217/91 s1; 39/93 ss1‑3

Certificate VII

        9. (1) A certificate classified as a Certificate VII may be issued to an applicant

             (a)  whose qualifications meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate VI;

             (b)  who has 70 credited courses;

             (c)  who holds an approved Master's or Doctorate degree; and

             (d)  whose additional courses shall comprise an integrated program of studies.

             (2)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(1), the Certificate VII shall be endorsed "Secondary Education Teaching Certificate".

             (3)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(2), the Certificate VII shall be endorsed "Primary/Elementary Teaching Certificate".

             (4)  Where the qualifications of the applicant meet the requirements for the issue of a Certificate IV under subsection 6(3), the Certificate VII shall be endorsed "Primary/Elementary/Secondary Teaching Certificate".

41/88 s9

Licence I

     10. (1) A teaching licence classified as a Licence I may on the recommendation of a district superintendent be issued to an applicant who has completed provincial high school matriculation or the equivalent of provincial high school matriculation as determined by the registrar.

             (2)  A teaching licence issued under subsection (1) shall be valid to the end of the school year for which it is issued.

41/88 s10

Licence II

     11. (1) A teaching licence classified as a Licence II may on the recommendation of a district superintendent be issued to an applicant who has completed 40 credited courses leading to a degree in an approved subject area.

             (2)  A teaching licence issued under subsection (1) shall be valid to the end of the school year for which it is issued.

41/88 s11

Licence III

     12. (1) A teaching licence classified as a Licence III may on the recommendation of a district superintendent be issued to an applicant

             (a)  who has completed 50 credited courses;

             (b)  who holds a degree in an approved subject area; and

             (c)  whose additional courses are in the major or minor subjects of the degree and are courses that, in the opinion of the registrar, enhance the suitability of the applicant.

             (2)  A teaching licence issued under subsection (1) shall be valid to the end of the school year for which it is issued.

41/88 s12

Licence IV

     13. (1) A teaching licence classified as a Licence IV may on the recommendation of a district superintendent be issued to an applicant

             (a)  who has completed 60 credited courses;

             (b)  who holds a Master's degree in an approved subject area; and

             (c)  whose additional courses are in the major or minor subjects of the degrees or are courses that, in the opinion of the registrar, enhance the suitability of the applicant.

             (2)  A teaching licence issued under subsection (1) shall be valid to the end of the school year for which it is issued.

41/88 s13

Speech language pathologists

     14. (1) A teaching certificate endorsed "Speech Language Pathologist" may be issued to an applicant

             (a)  who has completed an approved graduate program or equivalent in speech‑language pathology; and

             (b)  has successfully completed not less than

                      (i)  6 courses in the study of normal development and use of speech, language and hearing,

                     (ii)  8 courses in the study of communication disorders,

                    (iii)  2 courses in the study of audiology;

             (c)  who has successfully completed an approved clinical practicum.

             (2)  The certificate issued under subsection (1) shall be classified as

             (a)  Certificate V, where the applicant has completed 50 approved courses and holds a degree;

             (b)  Certificate VI, where an applicant is entitled to hold a Certificate V and has completed an additional 8 approved graduate courses or equivalent;

             (c)  Certificate VII, where the applicant is entitled to hold a Certificate VI and has completed an additional 8 approved graduate courses and has been awarded a Master's degree or a Doctorate degree.

41/88 s14; 232/89 s4

Reciprocal agreements

     15. (1) The provisions of paragraph 3(1)(d) are satisfied where an applicant holds a valid teaching certificate from a Canadian jurisdiction recognized in a reciprocal agreement between the province and that jurisdiction.

             (2)  The certificate issued to a teacher under subsection (1) shall be classified and endorsed in accordance with these regulations as determined by the registrar.

27/91 s1

Interim certificates

     16. All initial certificates awarded under these regulations shall be valid

             (a)  for an initial period of teaching of 2 school years; or

             (b)  for a further period of teaching, not to exceed 2 school years, as approved by the committee upon the written request of the director, and

may after that period be exchanged for a permanent certificate upon the recommendation of the director or authorized person representing an approved educational institution in which the teacher is employed.

41/88 s17

Certificate and permit continuation

     17. All certificates and permits issued under teacher certification regulations in force within the province, and not previously cancelled before the teacher certification regulations under which they were issued ceased to have effect, shall, whether or not the person holding the certificate or permit continued to teach, be considered to be valid and effective as if they had been issued under these regulations as certificates or licences, subject to the requirement that

             (a)  in relation to all certificates and permits, the grade of certificate or permit issued and held shall be considered to be of the same number or level as a certificate or licence issued under these regulations;

             (b)  upon application for higher certification, the applicant shall be subject to the existing regulations pertaining to the issue of certificates or licences.

41/88 s18

Fees

     18. The fees for teacher certification shall be prescribed by the committee.

Repeal

      19. The Teacher (Certification) Regulations, 1988, Newfoundland Regulation 41/88, are repealed.


Schedule

Integrated Program of Study

Guidelines

Proposal submission

        1. Teachers proposing to complete an integrated program of study in accordance with paragraph 2(k) shall submit their program proposal to the registrar 3 months before commencement of studies.

Integrated program

        2. An integrated program shall comprise studies of a pedagogical or academic nature which, in the opinion of the registrar, contributes to the competency of the individual as a teacher.

Course of studies

        3. (1) Ten undergraduate or 8 graduate courses shall be approved by the registrar as one year of study.

             (2)  A thesis or a component of work certified equal to a thesis shall be credited as one‑half year of study, except where otherwise indicated.

Related courses required

        4. Courses within a program must be related.

Credit of integrated program

        5. An integrated program may be credited for the awarding of Level V, VI or VII certificate, where

             (a)  Level V studies are completed at either the graduate or undergraduate levels;

             (b)  Level VI studies comprise not less than one‑half the program in graduate courses;

             (c)  Level VII studies are completed at the graduate or post‑graduate levels only.

Continuation of approved programs

        6. Programs of study or course patterns approved by the registrar before commencement of these regulations for the purpose of upgrading existing certificates or permits shall be considered valid and dealt with as if approved under these regulations.

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