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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: Visual Impairment Including Blindness   

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Holders of the listed credentials are authorized to teach students with disabilities in which the primary disability is "visual impairment including blindness" as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(13) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A.

(a) Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Visual Impairments

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

(c) Special Education Specialist Instruction Credential for the Physically Handicapped that was issued prior to January 1, 1981, on the basis of completing a Commission-approved program in which the focus was the Visually Handicapped

(d) Standard Teaching Credential With the Minor-Visually Handicapped

(e) Restricted Special Education Credential-Visually Handicapped

(f) Limited Specialized Preparation Credential-Visually Handicapped

(g) Special Secondary Credential-Partially Sighted Child

(h) Special Secondary Credential-Blind

(i) Exceptional Children Credential-Visually Handicapped

(j) 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:

Education Code 44225


Education Code 44265

Education Code 44265.5(a)

Education Code 44343,

34 C.F.R. 300.8(c)(13)

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

(Amended by Register 2011, No. 31.)