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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 to Provide Instructional Services to Students with Primary Disability: Deafness or Hearing Impairment   

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Holders of the listed credentials are authorized to teach students with disabilities in which the primary disability is "deafness" or "hearing impairment", as defined in subsections 300.8(c)(3) and 300.8(c)(5) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A.

(a) Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

(b) Special Education Specialist Instruction Credential for the Communication Handicapped

(c) Standard Teaching Credential with the Minor-Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing

(d) Restricted Special Education Credential-Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing

(e) Limited Specialized Preparation Credential-Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing

(f) Special Secondary Credential-Deaf

(g) Special Secondary Credential-Lip Reading

(h) Exceptional Children Credential-Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

(i) 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

Authority cited:

44225, Education Code


Education Code 44265

Education Code 44265.5(b)

Education Code 44343

34 C.F.R. 300.8(b)(3) and 300.8(c)(5)

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

(Amended by Register 2011, No. 31.)