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Specialization Requirements for Certification in Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12)--Academic Class.

(1) Plan One. A bachelor's or higher degree with a major in exceptional student education, special education, mental disabilities, specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, physically impaired or varying exceptionalities; or

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

(a) Foundations of special education to include educational practices and development and characteristics of children with disabilities;

(b) Assessment and evaluation to include interpretation, analysis, and application of assessment results and alternate assessment strategies;

(c) Evaluation of student progress in acquiring, generalizing, and maintaining skills related to participation in educational settings;

(d) Instructional practices in special education to include selection and implementation of instructional practices and strategies and identification of accommodations and modifications;

(e) Relevant general education and special skills curricula selection;

(f) Assessing, designing, and implementing positive behavioral supports;

(g) Language development and communication skills to include normal sequence of expressive and receptive language development and identification of communication deficits and appropriate interventions;

(h) Skills to teach interpersonal interactions to include criteria for selecting instructional procedures for teaching personal care, interpersonal skills, self-advocacy skills, and adaptive life skills;

(i) Transition process to include development of desired postschool outcomes; and

(j) Effective methods of communication, consultation, and collaboration with students, families, administrators, and other education professionals.

(3) This rule is to become effective July 1, 2002, and supercedes the provisions of Rules 6A-4.0171, 6A-4.0173, 6A-4.0174, 6A-4.0175, and 6A-4.0177, 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.