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Administrative Rule 6A-4.01793

Specialization Requirements for Endorsement in Severe or Profound Disabilities --Academic Class.

(1) A bachelor's or higher degree with certification in any area of special education; and

(2) Twelve (12) semester hours in the education of students with profound disabilities to include the areas specified below:

(a) Coursework in atypical child development and assessment of students with profound disabilities to include use of student assessment for individual educational planning and program planning;

(b) Coursework in interdisciplinary teaming to include available resources; the recognition of the role of parents, teachers, and other professionals; functional community-based curriculum; employability skills; and transition planning; and

(c) Completion of one of the areas as follows:

1. Six (6) semester hours to include:

a. Coursework in nature of autism and intervention strategies for educating students who are autistic to include student characteristics, appropriate learning goals, teaching approaches, and environmental arrangements; and

b. Three (3) semester hours of supervised field-based experience with students who are autistic; or

2. Six (6) semester hours to include:

a. Coursework in nature of profound mental disabilities and intervention strategies for educating students with profound mental disabilities to include student characteristics, appropriate learning goals, teaching approaches, and environmental arrangements, and

b. Three (3) semester hours of supervised field-based experience with students with profound mental disabilities; or

3. Six (6) semester hours to include:

a. Coursework in nature of deaf-blindness and intervention strategies for educating students who are deaf-blind to include student characteristics, appropriate learning goals, teaching approaches, and environmental arrangements, and

b. Three (3) semester hours of supervised field-based experience with students who are deaf-blind.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.54, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 10-3-91, Amended 4-17-02.

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