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49.191.    Letters of Equivalency.


   The provisions of this Subchapter F issued under Article XII and sections 1109, 1141, 2603-B and 2604-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  12-1201—12-1268, 11-1109, 11-1141, 26-2603-B and 26-2604-B), unless otherwise noted.


   The provisions of this Subchapter F adopted September 24, 1999, effective September 25, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4954, unless otherwise noted.

§ 49.191. Letters of Equivalency.

 A Letter of Equivalency will be issued for salary purposes only, subject to the following terms and conditions:

   (1)  The Letter of Equivalency for Baccalaureate Degree is issued to holders of Vocational Instructional I, Vocational Instructional II or their equivalents upon the accumulation of 90 college credits. A minimum of 18 credit hours of the final 30 shall be earned at a State-approved baccalaureate degree granting institution. The remaining 12 may be satisfied, in full or in part, through in-service programs approved by the Secretary for meeting baccalaureate equivalency requirements.

   (2)  The Letter of Equivalency for Master’s Degree is issued to persons holding a valid Instructional I, Instructional II, Educational Specialist I, Educational Specialist II certificate, Vocational Instructional I, Vocational Instructional II certificate, or their equivalents, upon the accumulation of 36 hours of graduate level credit. A minimum of 18 academic graduate credits shall be earned in the content area of the applicant’s primary teaching assignment at a college or university approved to offer graduate work. A maximum of 18 of the credit requirement may be satisfied through in-service programs approved by the Secretary for meeting master’s equivalency requirements.

   (3)  A grade of ‘‘C’’ or better is required in college and university courses in which grades are given and a letter of satisfactory completion is required for all in-service courses used toward the attainment of the certificate.


   The provisions of this §  49.191 amended July 14, 2006, effective July 15, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 3655. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (260841).

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