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Specific Requirements for the Professional Clear Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential   

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(a) The minimum requirements for the professional clear Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential for applicants who complete a professional preparation program in California shall include (1) through (3):

(1) possession of a valid basic California teaching credential as defined in Education Code Section 44203(e);

(2) completion of a post baccalaureate professional preparation program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential, including successful completion of supervised student teaching appropriate to the specialization area; and

(3) the recommendation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that has a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation in the professional clear credential sought.

(b) The minimum requirements for the professional clear Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential for applicants who complete a professional preparation program outside California shall include (1) and (2). Applicants may apply directly to the Commission for the professional clear Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential under this section:

(1) possession of a valid California teaching credential as defined in Education Code Section 44203(e); and

(2) completion of a post baccalaureate professional preparation program comparable to a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential, including successful completion of supervised student teaching appropriate to the specialization area but taken outside California. The program must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and approved by the appropriate state agency where the course work was completed.

(c) Term.

The professional clear Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential issued on the basis of the completion of all requirements shall be dated per Title 5 Section 80553.

(d) Authorization.

The Mathematics Specialist Instruction Credential authorizes the holder to teach mathematics in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults. This credential also authorizes the holder to develop and coordinate curriculum, develop programs and deliver staff development for mathematics education programs coordinated by school districts or county offices of education.

Authority cited: Section 44225(q), Education Code. Reference: Sections 44225(b) and (e), 44256(c) and 44265, Education Code.

Amendment of section heading and new section filed 12-16-99; operative 1-15-2000 (Register 99, No. 51).