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Rule 24:15:06:41 Grade K through grade 8, grade 7 through grade 12, and grade K through grade 12 special education endorsement.

          24:15:06:41.  Grade K through grade 8, grade 7 through grade 12, and grade K through grade 12 special education endorsement. A special education endorsement requires:

 

          (1)  Teacher certification and one year of general classroom teaching, or special education paraprofessional experience, or special education certification and one year of special education teaching experience;

 

          (2)  The passage of the state special education teacher licensing examination; and

 

          (3)  A minimum of a three semester-hour special education practicum under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and university supervisor at each level of endorsement.

 

          A K-8 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 26 semester credits with a minimum of 23 credits in special education. The credits in special education shall include a special education practicum of three semester hours. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the K-8 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

 

          A 7-12 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 26 semester credits with a minimum of 23 in special education. The credits in special education shall include vocational transition and a special education practicum of three semester hours. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the 7-12 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

 

          A K-12 special education endorsement requires a minimum of 27 semester credits with a minimum of 24 in special education. The credits in special education shall include vocational transition and a special education practicum of two semester hours at the elementary level and two semester hours at the secondary level. The candidate must demonstrate through coursework knowledge and skills at the K-12 endorsement level to meet the Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards covering: foundations, development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, instructional strategies, learning environments and social interactions, communication, instructional planning, assessment, professional and ethical practice, and collaboration.

 

          Source: 32 SDR 196, effective May 28, 2006; 36 SDR 21, effective August 18, 2009.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.

 

          Reference: 2001 Council of Exceptional Children's performance-based standards. Copies may be obtained from the Council of Exceptional Children website, www.cec.sped.org/ps/perf_based_stds/standards.html#standards.

 


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