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Minimum Qualifications for Disabled Students Programs and Services Employees.   

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(a) The minimum qualifications for service as a community college counselor of students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements;

(1) Possession of a master's degree or equivalent foreign degree. in rehabilitation counseling, or

(2) Possession of a master's degree or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, and twenty four (24) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work; or

(3) A master's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, or psychology, or career development, or social welfare; and either twelve (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following;

(A) Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; or

(B) Counseling and/or guidance in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities.

(b) The minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member teaching a credit course in adapted physical education shall be the minimum qualification for an instructor of credit physical education and fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in adapted physical education.

(c) The minimum requirements for service to work with students with speech and language disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements:

(1) Possession of a master's degree or equivalent foreign degree, in speech pathology and audiology, or communication disorders; and

(2) Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a speech pathologist or audiologist by the Medical Board of California.

(d) Except as provided in Subsections (a) through (c) above, the minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member to provide credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements:

(1) Possession of a master's degree or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling; and

(2) Fifteen (15) semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of disability, to include, but not be limited to:

(A) Learning disabilities;

(B) Developmental disabilities;

(C) Deaf and hearing impaired;

(D) Physical disabilities; or

(E) Adapted computer technology.

(e) The minimum qualifications for service as a faculty member to provide noncredit specialized instruction for students with disabilities shall be any one of the following:

(1) The minimum qualifications for providing credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities as specified in this section.

(2) A bachelor's degree with any of the following majors: education of students with specific or multiple disabilities; special education; psychology; physical education with an emphasis in adaptive physical education; communicative disorders; rehabilitation; computer-based education; other computer-related majors which include coursework on adapted or assistive computer technology for students with disabilities; other majors related to providing specialized instruction or services to persons with disabilities.

(3) An associate degree with one of the majors specified in subparagraph (2) above; and four years of experience providing specialized instruction or services to persons in the disability category or categories being served.

(4) For noncredit vocational courses, an associate degree or certificate of training; and four years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; and two years of experience providing specialized instruction or services to persons in the disability category being served.

Authority cited:

Education Code 70901

Education Code 87356

Reference:

Education Code 70901(b)(1)(B).

Education Code 87356

(Amended by Register 93, No. 42).