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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation And Licensing Law Of 1970. Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, And Requirements. Added Authorizations in Special Education.   

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(a) Requirements for the Added Authorization in Special Education include all of the following:

(1) Possession of an internship, preliminary, professional clear, clear, or life special education teaching credential or a services credential with a special class authorization listed in sections 80047 through 80047.9;

(2) Completion of a Commission-approved professional preparation program in the education specialist specialty area requested, including successful completion of supervised field study;

(3) The applicant submits a completed Application for Credential Authorizing Public School Service (form 41-4, rev. 9/08) available on the Commission's website and hereby incorporated by reference, together with its related Instruction and Information Sheet (rev. 9/08) and Form 41-ECC (Explanation of Criminal Conviction or Pending Criminal Charge) (rev. 7/08).

(4) The fee as specified in Section 80487(a)(1).

(5) Verification of completion from a Commission-approved program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation in the authorization sought, as provided in Education Code Sections 44373(c) and 44259(b)(3).

(b) The added authorizations may be issued in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, deaf-blind, emotional disturbance, orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, and traumatic brain injury.

(c) If an individual holds an authorization to provide instructional services in an added authorization specialty area, the added authorization in special education cannot be issued.

(d) Authorization.

(1) The autism spectrum disorders added authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(1) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

(2) The deaf-blind added authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of deaf-blind as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(2) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

(3) The emotional disturbance added authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of emotional disturbance as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(4) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

(4) The orthopedic impairment added authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of orthopedic impairment as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(8) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

(5) The other health impairment added authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of other health impairment as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(9) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

(6) The traumatic brain injury added authorization authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of traumatic brain injury as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(12) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).

(e) Period of Validity. The Added Authorization in Special Education shall remain valid as long as the appropriate prerequisite credential required in subsection (a)(1) remains valid.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225

Reference:

Education Code 44225(b)

Education Code 44225(e)

Education Code 44253

Education Code 44265

Education Code 44373

34 CFR 300.8

20 USC 1401(3)

20 USC 1401(30)

(Added by Register 2009, No. 27.)