Provisional I Certification:
Provisional certification allows a non-degreed teacher to teach while pursuing Standard Certification by examination and college course work.
The Provisional I is a one-year credential, renewable upon documentation that the teacher has completed (first year) the approved Occupational Competency Test and attended the New Teacher Academy, or (subsequent years) completed at least six hours from the approved college plan of study.
The applicant for this certificate must have earned a high school diploma or passed the G.E.D. and submit a copy of the diploma/certificate.
The applicant shall provide evidence of having three years of appropriate trade experience (within the five years preceding initial certification) in the field to be taught.
The issuance of this certificate must be requested by the employing superintendent.
Provisional II Certification:
The Provisional II is a five-year credential, renewable upon documentation that the teacher has completed at least fifteen hours from the approved college plan of study.
The applicant must have completed all of the requirements for Level I Certificate.
The applicant must have completed forty-eight semester hours of approved credit of which up to twenty-four semester hours may be earned through passing the approved Occupational Competency Test taken their first year.
A recommendation from the Director of Teacher Education at the institution where the teacher is completing coursework is required.