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Chapter 1 Credentials Issued Under the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970 Article 1 General Provisions and Definitions Additional Assignment Authorizations for Specific Special Education Credentials   

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(a) The holder of the following credentials may be assigned, with his or her consent, to teach preschool age students in the disability area(s) authorized by the credential. The holder must have successfully taught preschool age students for a minimum of three years prior to July 1, 2003 in the disability area(s) authorized by the credential:

(1) Standard Elementary and Standard Secondary Teaching Credential with a minor in Mentally Retarded,

(2) Standard Limited Specialized Preparation Teaching Credential with a major in Mentally Retarded,

(3) Exceptional Children Teaching Credential with a major in Mentally Retarded,

(4) Standard Restricted Teaching Credential with a minor in Trainable Mentally Retarded or Educable Mentally Retarded, and

(5) Special Secondary Teaching Credential with a major in Mentally Retarded.

(b) The holder of the following credentials may be assigned, with his or her consent, to teach students ages birth to preschool in the disability area(s) authorized by the credential. The holder must have successfully taught students ages birth to preschool for a minimum of three years prior to July 1, 2003 in the disability area(s) authorized by the credential:

(1) Standard Elementary and Standard Secondary Teaching Credential with a minor in Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Handicapped, or Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied,

(2) Standard Limited Specialized Preparation Teaching Credential with a major in Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Handicapped, or Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied,

(3) Exceptional Children Teaching Credential with a major in Speech Correction and Lip Reading, Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Handicapped, or Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied,

(4) Standard Restricted Teaching Credential with a minor in Speech and Hearing Therapy, Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied, Deaf-Blind, or Severely Hard-of-Hearing, and

(5) Special Secondary Teaching Credential with a major in Correction of Speech Defects, Deaf, Lip Reading, or Partially Sighted Child, and Blind.

(c) The holder of the following credentials may be assigned, with his or her consent, to teach students ages birth to preschool in the disability area(s) authorized by the credential. The holder must have successfully taught students ages birth to pre-kindergarten for a minimum of three years prior to July 1, 2003 in the disability area(s) authorized by the credential:

(1) Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential with a major in Communication Handicapped, Physically Handicapped or Visually Handicapped and

(2) Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential with a major in Learning Handicapped or Severely Handicapped.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44225(b)

Education Code 44225(e)

(Amended by Register 2003, No. 43)