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Administrative Rule 6A-4.0151

Specialization Requirements for Elementary Education (Grades K-6) - Academic Class.

(1) Plan One. A bachelor's or higher degree with a major in elementary education which includes teaching reading at the K-6 level, or

(2) Plan Two. A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in elementary education to include the areas specified below:

(a) Courses in teaching reading in grades K-6 to include each of the following:

1. Understanding the reading process and effective reading instruction,

2. Recognition and assessment of reading problems, and

3. Prescription and utilization of appropriate methods and materials to increase reading performance; and

(b) Courses in each of the areas specified below:

1. Content and methods for teaching writing and language arts in grades K-6,

2. Content and methods for teaching science for grades K-6,

3. Content and methods for teaching social science for grades K-6,

4. Content and methods for teaching health education and physical education for grades K-6,

5. Content and methods for teaching art for grades K-6,

6. Content and methods for teaching music for grades K-6,

7. Content and methods for teaching mathematics for grades K-6, and

8. Materials for use in grades K-6 such as children's literature, multi-media materials, library materials, and the computer as an instructional tool.

(3) This rule is to become effective July 1, 2002, and supersedes the provisions of Rules 6A-4.014 and 6A-4.015, FAC., as of that date.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.54, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 7-1-02.

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