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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970 Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, and Requirements Credentials, Certificates, and Authorizations to Provide Instructional Services to Students with Primary Disability: Emotional Disturbance   

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(a) Holders of the listed credentials, certificates, and authorizations are authorized to teach students with disabilities in which the primary disability is "emotional disturbance" as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(4) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A.

(1) Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities

(2) Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Moderate/Severe Disabilities

(3) Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Certificate, and Added Authorization: Early Childhood Special Education

(4) Special Education Specialist Instruction Credential for the Severely Handicapped

(5) Emotional Disturbance Added Authorization in Special Education

(6) Holders of the Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Language and Academic Development are authorized to teach students who fall within the disability categories in this section with academic communication and language needs in the following areas: language development, school readiness and social skills, and literacy development addressing competencies across the curriculum in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and academic areas

(7) The special education credentials, certificates, and authorizations, other than the credentials, certificates, and authorization in (1), (2), and (4) above, 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 day class in which the primary disability was emotional disturbance, and

(B) Has received a favorable evaluation or recommendation to teach a special day class with the primary disability of emotional disturbance 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 day class in which the primary disability is emotional disturbance provided the following requirement is met: Completion of a Commission-approved program for students identified with emotional disturbance.

(c) An individual who has been assigned on the basis of (a)(7) or (b) prior to July 1, 2010, shall be authorized to continue in such assignment. Effective July 1, 2010, individuals shall not qualify under the provisions of (a)(7) or (b).

Authority cited:

Educational Code 44225


Education Code 44265

Education Code 44343

34 C.F.R. 300.8(c)(4)

20 USC 1401(3), (14), (15), (16), (29) and (30).

(Amended by Register 2011, No. 31.)