Wyoming Statutes Title 21. Education § 21-7-303. Certificate or permit required;  exception

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), (c) or (d) of this section, no person shall teach or supervise in a public school in this state and receive compensation therefor out of any public fund who at the time of rendering such services is not a holder of or a candidate and qualified for a certificate or permit issued or to be issued under the laws of this state and the rules and regulations of the Wyoming professional teaching standards board pursuant to W.S. 21-2-802 .

(b) Faculty members employed, even if for less than a calendar year, by any postsecondary education institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency may teach courses offered at a public high school in this state without holding or being qualified for a certificate or permit issued by the Wyoming professional teaching standards board and without meeting the requirements of W.S. 21-7-304 as provided in this subsection.  A person teaching at a public school pursuant to this subsection shall teach only if the course is within the same subject area in which he instructs at the accredited postsecondary institution and:

(i) The course provides academic credit for both high school graduation requirements and postsecondary education requirements;  or

(ii) The course provides only academic credit for high school graduation requirements and there is no other certified and qualified teacher teaching at that school available to teach the course.

(c) In accordance with the provisions of this subsection, a person may teach driver education in a public school in this state without holding or being qualified for a certificate or permit issued by the Wyoming professional teaching standards board and without meeting the requirements of W.S. 21-7-304 .  The Wyoming professional teaching standards board shall by rule establish and maintain minimum standards for a permit for that employment which shall be applicable only as provided in this subsection.  A person employed by a school district to teach driver education in a public school in this state, shall not be employed for more than three (3) consecutive school years in any period beginning after July 1, 1997, unless the person has met the requirements of the professional teaching standards board for a permit to teach driver education.

(d) A person may be employed as superintendent of schools by any district board of trustees without holding or being qualified for certification by the Wyoming professional teaching standards board pursuant to W.S. 21-2-802 .  A person who has not qualified for certification pursuant to W.S. 21-2-802 shall be required to comply with W.S. 21-2-802(e) prior to being employed by any district board as a superintendent of schools.

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