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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 18: Competency-based vocational-technical teacher training standards

Section 18. The state board shall establish basic competency-based vocational-technical teacher training standards which shall serve as the fundamental, pedagogical requirements for beginning vocational-technical instructors. The board shall further require that all persons seeking to meet the board's requirements shall have successfully passed performance and written tests in areas as determined by the board and shall have successfully completed an approved seminar on teaching skills and methods.

The commissioner under the direction of the state board shall encourage the establishment of a two year certificate program and a four year preservice program for the preparation of vocational-technical teachers. Said board shall promulgate regulations governing the administration of the vocational-technical education program and the establishment of criteria for the inclusion of the basic and two year programs.