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Article 2. Employment of Specialists   

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The governing board of any school district maintaining elementary schools, in order to provide reading instruction under the provisions of this chapter, may appoint any elementary school teacher to a reading specialist position if the appointee has met the following minimum requirements:

(a) Holds a Reading Specialist Credential issued pursuant to Section 44265 or a Miller-Unruh Reading Specialist Certificate.

(b) Has completed three years as a successful teacher in any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive.

(c) Is fully credentialed by the state to teach in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 6, inclusive.

(d) Successfully completed the following college or university courses:

(1) A basic course in the teaching of elementary school reading.

(2) A basic course in the teaching of elementary school language.

(3) A basic course in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities.

(4) A course in directed clinical practice in the remediation of reading disabilities. The course may be concurrent with the first year as a reading specialist.

The requirements specified in subdivision (d) are not applicable to reading specialists with valid reading specialist credentials issued pursuant to Section 44265, or Miller-Unruh Reading Specialist Certificates issued prior to September 29, 1983.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 482, Sec. 18.)