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Authorization For Special Class with Primary Disability: Seriously Emotionally Disturbed   

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(a) Holders of the listed credentials are authorized to teach handicapped children with specific learning disabilities in a special class in which the primary disability is "seriously emotionally disturbed" as defined in subsection 300.5(b) (8) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A:

(1) The Special Education Specialist Instruction Credential for the Severely Handicapped

(2) The special education credentials other than the special education specialist instruction credential for the severely handicapped, listed in Sections 80047 and 80047.1, provided the following conditions have been met:

(A) The holder of the special education credential has taught full-time for at least one year prior to September 1, 1991 in a special class in which the primary disability was seriously emotionally disturbed, and

(B) Has received a favorable evaluation or recommendation to teach a special class with the primary disability, seriously emotionally disturbed, by the local employing agency.

(b) The holder of one of the special education credentials listed in Sections 80047 and 80047.1 who does not meet the requirements of (a) above shall be authorized to teach in a special class in which the primary disability is seriously emotionally disturbed provided the following requirement is met: Completion of a Commission-approved program for the seriously emotionally disturbed.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225


Education Code 44265

Education Code 44343

20 USC 1401(1) (15)

(Amended by Register 95, No. 9)