VOCATIONAL EDUCATION — FEDERAL AID
33-2205. State board to appoint administrator — Designation of assistants — division of career technical education — Duties and powers. (1) The state board of education shall appoint a person to serve as an administrator to the state board for career technical education, who shall be known as the administrator of career technical education. The administrator shall designate, by and with the advice and consent of the state board for career technical education, such assistants as may be necessary to properly carry out the provisions of the federal acts and this chapter for the state of Idaho. The administrator and such assistants shall together be known as the division of career technical education.
(2) The administrator of career technical education shall also carry into effect such rules as the state board for career technical education may adopt, shall coordinate all efforts in career technical education approved by the board with the executive secretary, and shall prepare such reports concerning the condition of career technical education in the state as the state board for career technical education may require.
(3) The division of career technical education may coordinate with the Idaho digital learning academy to develop any statewide virtual career technical education course delivery. Districts may choose to enroll in the course offered by the Idaho digital learning academy or may use their own curriculum providers.
(4) The division of career technical education shall maintain a list of secondary career technical education pathways that can be delivered by traditional means or entirely online, or a combination of both methods. The division of career technical education shall develop a methodology for the funding of each pathway delivery type. For those pathways that are able to be delivered entirely online, there shall be a presumption that they shall receive the same funding as for traditional career technical education pathways; however, actual funding shall be based upon actual approved costs, not to exceed the cost of delivering these pathways in a traditional setting.
(5) The division of career technical education may provide incentives to Idaho public colleges and universities offering career technical programs that, in coordination with the division, align their foundational courses that are required in the same or substantially similar programs of study so as to achieve uniformity and transferability in the core program requirements at all such public colleges and universities. Postsecondary credits earned by a student in a career technical education program shall transfer at the full credit value to any public Idaho college or university in a like program of study and such postsecondary credits will be treated by any such public college or university as satisfying specific course requirements in such program of study.
(6) The board shall authorize the issuance of career technical education certificates to individuals who seek to teach in career-related subjects and who:
(a) Submit to a criminal history check as described in section 33-130, Idaho Code, and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
(i) Hold or have held an approved industry certification in a field closely related to the content area in which the individual seeks to teach as defined by the division of career technical education;
(ii) Demonstrate a minimum of six thousand (6,000) hours of professional experience in a field closely related to the content area in which the individual seeks to teach; or
(iii) Hold a baccalaureate degree in a field closely related to the content area in which the individual seeks to teach and demonstrate two thousand (2,000) hours of professional experience in a field closely related to the content area in which the individual seeks to teach; and
(b) Complete an educator training program or courses approved by the division of career technical education.
(7) The state board of education may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section.
[(33-2205) 1919, ch. 53, sec. 3, p. 161; C.S., sec. 1006; I.C.A., sec. 32-1705; am. 1963, ch. 150, sec. 2, p. 451; am. 1974, ch. 10, sec. 13, p. 49; am. 1999, ch. 329, sec. 8, p. 858; am. 2015, ch. 150, sec. 1, p. 540; am. 2016, ch. 25, sec. 14, p. 44; am. 2018, ch. 96, sec. 2, p. 204; am. 2019, ch. 298, sec. 3, p. 883; am. 2020, ch. 151, sec. 2, p. 453.]