|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Adding Teacher Authorization in Special Education|
Defines "comparability" as the determination that a candidate has demonstrated the essence of a required set of knowledge, skills, and abilities through another route. Defines "equivalency" as the determination, through an evaluation process, that a required s...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Salary Supplements for Educational Diagnosticians|
A full-time school educational diagnostician who holds a valid Louisiana teaching certificate or ancillary certificate, an educational diagnostician certification approved and issued by the state department of education, and a Nationally Certified Educational ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Regarding Qualifications for Educational Interpreters.|
Requires the adoption of standards for educational interpreters who work with the deaf, blind, deaf-blind, and hearing impaired and identifies and publicizes educational interpreter assessments that are available and meet the outlined definition. Requires the...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)|
Requires additional opportunities for meetings and the exchange of information between school district officials and parents of students in, or under evaluation for, special education. Requires teacher certification preparation, in-service training, and profes...
|MN||Adopted 04/2012||P-12||Special Education Teacher Licensure|
MN ADC 8710.5800, 5850
Revises Minnesota's licensure structure to prepare teachers in a hybrid model of disability-specific and cross-categorical system. Establishes two new licensure fields: Academic and Behavioral Strategist and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and includes revisions to...
|MA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Transition Coordinator Endorsement|
Requires the board of elementary and secondary education to provide a specialist teacher endorsement in transition services including coursework and field experience for special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors to develop the competence necessa...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Overhaul of Teacher and Administrator Licensure|
Effective June 30, 2012, repeals 105 ILCS 5/21-1a on teacher certification exams. Effective June 30, 2013, repeals statutory provisions on (1) teacher certification, qualifications and issuance of certificates; (2) subject endorsement on teacher certificates; ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Certification of Special Education Teachers|
Removes a provision requiring the state teacher certification board to categorically certify a special education teacher in one or more of certain specialized categories of disability if the special education teacher applies and qualifies for such certificatio...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Licensure for Special Education Teachers|
Existing administrative regulations require teachers to obtain endorsements to their teaching licenses to teach special
education. Section 1 of this bill creates a separate category of licensure to teach special education.
Existing law requires the Commission ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Credentials for Teachers of Students with Autism|
Extends provision to October 2013 allowing a teacher with a Level 1 credential to provide instruction to pupils with autism. http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_2151-2200/ab_2160_bill_20100813_chaptered.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Special Education--Personnel, Costs, Instruction in Home or Hospital|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Amends job titles defined under staff working on behalf of children who have not been identified as eligible for special education and for eligible children with physical disabilities, including...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Educational Labor Relations Act|
Requires that a charter school comply with all provisions of the Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that "educational employer" under the Educational Labor Relations Act includes the governing body of a charter school, a contract school or contract turn...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Research-Based Training|
Requires a district to provide an educator working primarily outside the area of special education with research-based training on serving students with disabilities only if the educator does not possess the knowledge and skills necessary to implement his/her ...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teacher Licensure for Special Education|
Limits teaching licenses that are valid for teaching alternative education programs; clarifies language regarding alternative education programs; declares emergency, effective July 1, 2009. Chapter 252
|IN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Sign Language Interpreters|
Requires the Division of Professional Standards by July 1, 2010 to set standards for sign language interreters who provide services to children with disabilities
in an educational setting.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Staff Preparation to Treat Children with Autism|
Relates to autism; provides for the licensing of behavior analysts by the Department of Human Services; prohibits persons from using the title of behavior analyst unless they are licensed; provides funds to the Department of Education for specialized training ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Education of Autistic|
Authorizes a local educational agency or school to employ and assign an individual to provide instruction to pupils who are of a specified age group and who are diagnosed as autistic, if the individual holds a valid level 1 or clear education specialist creden...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
Requires that each certified school administrator or supervisor assigned on or after September 2, 2009 to be a special education administrator be provided with enhanced training in the needs of autistic children. Requires individuals serving as special educati...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Special Education Teachers|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup for the purpose of providing guidance to programs in determining the comparability of coursework or field experience completed in other commission-accredited programs to special education ...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Special Education|
Authorizes a local education agency or school to assign a teacher who holds a level 1 education specialist credential, or a previously issued credential, that authorizes him or her to provide instruction to individuals with mild or moderate disabilities to pro...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Stipends for Special Educators for Additional Days of Work|
S.B. 2 - Section 21
Directs the legislature, subject to future budget constraints, to annually appropriate money for stipends to special educators for additional days of work in recognition of the added duties and responsibilities assumed by special educators to comply with feder...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Definition of Professional Worker|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Adds school counselor and school counselor intern to the list of professions included in the definition of a professional worker. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB0122lv.pdf...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Preparation of Special Education Teachers|
Directs the board of governors of the state university to report on the efficacy of the preparation of teachers to teach students with disabilities.
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Felix Stipend Revolving Fund|
Establishes the Felix stipend revolving fund, to be used by the department of education to deposit moneys received as repayment from students who have broken their contractual Felix stipend, which offers tuition waivers for qualified candidates who enroll at t...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||special education interns|
Relates to existing law which authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue district intern credentials authorizing persons employed by any school district to provide classroom instruction to pupils with mild and moderate disabilities in special ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Universal Dyslexia Screening for K-3 Students|
Directs the state board, by the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, to implement a pilot program to provide for universal screening of K-3 students for characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders. The program must also provide for periodic progress m...
|IA||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Substitutes in K-6 Special Education Classrooms|
Expands the ability of a paraeducator holding a substitute authorization to work in K-6 special education classrooms. IOWA 5764...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Autism Task Force|
Establishes the Autism Task Force. Directs the task force to study and conduct hearings on the issues relating to, the needs of and services available for persons with autism including:
(1) The re-alignment of state agencies that provide services for children...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Division of Professional Standards and Emergency Communication Disorder Permit|
Eliminates reference to professional standards board. Establishes the divisions of professional standards within the department of education. Allows the department of education to issue an emergency communication disorder permit to an individual to serve the n...
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to cover the tuition costs for a teaching endorsement, master's degree or graduate education to selected public school teach...
|NJ||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Special Education Instructional Certificate Requirements|
Amends rules concerning Special Education Instructional Certificate requirements. http://www.state.nj.us/njded/code/current/title6a/chap9.pdf (see pg. 153)...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Behavior Analyst|
Defines behavior analyst to mean a person who is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to provide special education to students with disabilities. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4987lv.pdf...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Substitute Special Education Teachers|
Beginning with the 2007-08 school year, requires any substitute teacher employed to teach special education for the same assignment for more than 15 consecutive or 30 total school days during a school year who does not hold a valid certificate to teach special...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Special Education Teacher Service Scholarship|
H.B. 2578 Section 1-8
Establishes the special education teacher service scholarship to award up to 50 scholarships a year of $3,000 a semester to Kansas residents with teacher certification who are accepted for admission to or enrolled in a program leading to licensure/endorsement ...
|SD||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Federal Requirements for Teachers|
SDCR 24:05:25:06, 27:01.01 thru 01.06, 04.01, .02, 08.01 thru .04, 27:09, 12, 13.02, 15 thru .03, 16, 18, 19.01, 30:06.01, 15:02:08, 03:01, 03, .01, 06, 08 thru 10, 06:02
Aligns rules with the federal 2004 IDEA legislation. Enables districts to inform in-service teachers about the federal new requirements. Allows educators additional means of adding endorsements and authorizations to their certificates. Increases certification ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Transition Specialists|
Amends the Interagency Coordinating Council Act. With respect to the annual report that the Council is required to make to the Governor and the General Assembly, provides that in the 2007 report, the Council shall include recommendations for expanding the recr...
|MN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
A special education license variance issued by the Board of Teaching for a primary employer's low-incidence region
shall be valid in all low-incidence regions.
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||License Endorsement/Core Academic Subjects/Disabilities|
Sets forth provisions governing limited endorsement to teach one or more core academic subjects exclusively to students with disabilities. NEVADA REG 3702 (SN)...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Autistic Education With Special Ed Endorsement|
Establishes rules which extend the expiration date of NAC 391.378, allowing persons with a special education endorsement to teach pupils who have autism. NEVADA REG 3690 (SN)
|DE||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Certification - Supervisor of Special Education|
14 DAC 309
Repeals regulation relating to the Certification for an Administrative Supervisor of Special Education, which is necessary as it is being incorporated into the Director of Special Education regulation as part of the Professional Standards Board's continuing ef...
|DE||Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Certification - Director of Special Education|
14 DAC 307 and 1523, 1.0 - 3.0
Amends regulation applying to the certification of educators as Directors of Special Education. Aligns regulation with statutory changes and requires that a candidate complete an NCATE or NASDTEC approved educator preparation program or an approved alternative...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Credentialing: Internship Programs|
Existing law authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, until January 1, 2008, to issue district intern credentials authorizing
persons employed by any school district to provide classroom instruction to pupils with mild and moderate disabilities in s...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Teacher Credentialing: Special Education|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a two-year services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services, solely for the purpose of providing services to deaf and hearing-impaired pupils as a school social worker. Provides t...
|MT||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Special Education|
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL STAFF QUALIFICATIONS (1) Any teacher providing special education and related services to students with disabilities shall hold a current Montana teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements.
(a) A special education te...
|WY||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Special Education Staffing and Funding|
Adopts rules pertaining to the requirements for adequate special education staffing levels. Adjusts the foundation program formula for special education funding. WYOMING REG 4487 (SN)...
|ND||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Credential Standards|
Establishes rules regarding credential standards. Addresses an applicant for a special education strategist credential must meet the standards set out in this section. Regards the documentation on each standard must be verified by the department before a speci...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||No Child Left Behind Act|
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 6 and a comprehensive special education teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 12; requires the stat...
|AK||Adopted 06/2002||P-12||Waivers for Special Education Teachers|
4 AAC 12.025 (a)
Waivers are allowed if districts are (A) recruiting through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Teacher Placement program; or
(B) advertising in one or more newspapers of general circulation; and (3) official transcripts and a letter from an approved tea...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind|
Permits collaboration between Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) and local districts and boards. Allows FSDB to carry forward funds in the same way as universities. Permits FSDB district status for purposes of teacher certification. See bill sect...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Requirements for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant|
Chapter No.173, Authorizes until a certain date, a person who has performed the functions of a speech-language pathology aide for a specified amount of time within the last 5 years to apply for registration as a speech-language pathology assistant. Requires th...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional Development|
From bill analysis: The number of special education students included in the mainstream classroom has steadily increased over the last twenty-five years. Many teachers in the regular classroom have at least one special education student in their classes, yet ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Special education and mental retardation credentials|
Relates to special education credentials and mental retardation credential; provides an expiration date....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Counseling for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired|
Makes existing provisions which require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a 2-year services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services applicable to a prelingual deaf person with a 2-year services credential with a specializati...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Services to Visually Impaired|
Makes provision with respect to providing appropriate educational services to students who are visually impaired including using instructional materials in literary and non-literary subjects such as computer science and mathematics which have been translated t...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Special Ed. Teachers|
Chapter No.109, Authorizes, until 01/01/05, holders of the credentials who are authorized to teach children with disabilities of speech and language, to teach children in a special day class setting consisting of pupils with mild to moderate disabilities if th...
|IL||Passed 06/2000||P-12||Certification of Special Education Teachers|
Directs the state board to refrain from implementing any new system for the certification of special education teachers until January 1, 2001....
|VT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Special Education|
Clarifies the definition of special education services; permits the cost of special education services to be a factor in considering how to provide appropriate services; provides for teacher training; provides for individual education plans; provides for state...
|IL||Adopted 03/2000||P-12||New Special Education Teacher Certification Rules|
Beginning January 1, 2003 the state of Illinois will have a new system for certifying Special Education teachers. Teachers will have to be certified as a Learning and Behavior Specialist I (entry level) or Learning and Behavior Specialist II (advanced study a...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Special Eduation Class Size Component|
The new class sizes are funded as follows:
Category I Special Education - 1:8
Category II Special Education - 1:6.5
Category III Special Education - 1:5
Category IV Special Education - 1:3
Category V Special Education - 1:8...