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Education Support Categories and Requirements

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

0401: Middle

Must have completed AVID Implementation Training sponsored by either an AVID Center or DoDEA. Verification that the training has been completed must be provided; this may be a copy of the AVID certificate, 1 SH of graduate credit or documentation which verifies that the applicant has attended the minimum 2- or 3-day training session. A second teaching category is required.

0405: Secondary

Must have completed AVID Implementation Training sponsored by either an AVID Center or DoDEA. Verification that the training has been completed must be provided; this may be a copy of the AVID certificate, 1 SH of graduate credit or documentation which verifies that the applicant has attended the minimum 2- or 3-day training session. A second teaching category is required.

Language Arts/Reading Specialist (LARS) (formerly Reading Improvement Specialist)

0411: Language Arts/Reading Specialist (LARS), Elementary

A minimum of 24 SH in language arts/reading is required. Course work must include teaching of composition (writing process), developmental reading instruction, remediation of reading difficulties, children’s literature and diagnosis and prescription instruction.

0412: Middle

A minimum of 30 SH in reading/language arts is required. Course work must include teaching of composition (writing process), content area reading instruction, methods of reading instruction, remediation of reading difficulties and diagnosis and prescription instruction.

0413: Secondary

A minimum of 30 SH in reading/language arts is required. Course work must include teaching of composition (writing process), content area reading instruction, methods of reading instruction, remediation of reading difficulties and diagnosis and prescription instruction.

0414: Speech/Language Pathologist (Assessor)

Requires a master’s degree in speech/language pathology with course work distributed over at least 4 of the following areas: assessment of young children, assistive technology, augmentative communication, low incidence disabilities which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, selective autism, mental retardation, aphasia/dysphasia, cleft palate, and traumatic brain injury. Training in basic audiology and speech disorders is required. A second category is not required.

0415: Assessor (Special Education)

A master’s degree in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH in courses such as individual tests and measurements, including interpreting and report results, diagnostic techniques and assessment, adaptive behavior assessment, functional behavioral assessment, collaborative (arena) assessment, developmental task analysis, diagnosis of reading disabilities, assessment and identification of low incidence disabilities and specific learning impairments (specific learning disabilities and mental retardation), and assessment of young children. A second category is not required.

Teacher, Severely Learning Impaired/ Multiple Disabilities

0416: Elementary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to severe or multiple disabilities. Typical courses include the following: the nature of mental retardation, use of adaptive equipment, augmentative communication and equipment, adaptive physical education, and family support.

0417: Middle

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to severe or multiple disabilities. Typical courses include the following: the nature of mental retardation, use of adaptive equipment, augmentative communication and equipment, adaptive physical education, and family support.

0418: Secondary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to severe or multiple disabilities. Typical courses include the following: the nature of mental retardation, use of adaptive equipment, augmentative communication and equipment, adaptive physical education, and family support.

0419: Teacher, Physically Impaired (Grades PreK-12)

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to physical or multiple disabilities. Typical courses include the following: nature of crippling, special health problems, methods and materials of teaching physically handicapped and educational measurement.

Teacher, Mildly to Moderately Learning Impaired

0420: Elementary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work may include diagnostic-prescriptive type instruction, curriculum based assessment and instruction, remediation activities, educable mentally disabled and behavior disorders.

0421: Middle

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work may include diagnostic-prescriptive type instruction, curriculum based assessment and instruction, remediation activities, educable mentally disabled and behavior disorders.

0422: Secondary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work may include diagnostic-prescriptive type instruction, curriculum based assessment and instruction, remediation activities, educable mentally disabled and behavior disorders.

Teacher, Moderately to Severely Learning Impaired

0423: Elementary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to severe and profound disabilities or mental retardation.

0424: Middle

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to severe and profound disabilities or mental retardation.

0425: Secondary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to severe and profound disabilities or mental retardation.

Teacher, Emotionally Impaired

0426: Elementary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to emotional impairments or behavior disorders.

0427: Middle

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to emotional impairments or behavior disorders.

0428: Secondary

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to emotional impairments or behavior disorders.

0429: Teacher, Preschool Children (ages 3-5) with Disabilities

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work must include a minimum of 12 SH directly related to preschool or early childhood education.

Teacher, Gifted Education

0433: Elementary

A major in gifted education or a minimum of 15 SH in gifted education is required. Additionally, a supervised practicum or fieldwork in gifted is required. Course work should include courses such as nature and needs of gifted students, and guidance and counseling of exceptional students.

0434: Middle

A major in gifted education or a minimum of 15 SH in gifted education is required. Additionally, a supervised practicum or fieldwork in gifted is required. Course work should include courses such as nature and needs of gifted students, and guidance and counseling of exceptional students.

0435: Secondary

A major in gifted education or a minimum of 15 SH in gifted education is required. Additionally, a supervised practicum or fieldwork in gifted is required. Course work should include courses such as nature and needs of gifted students, and guidance and counseling of exceptional students.

Teacher, English as a Second Language (ESL)

0436: Elementary

A major in ESL or a minimum of 24 SH in ESL is required. Course work should include such courses as applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, comparative cultures, language development, and social psychology of the bilingual child are required. A minimum of 6 SH in the theory and methodology of teaching English as a second language is required.

0437: Middle

A major in ESL or a minimum of 24 SH in ESL is required. Course work should include such courses as applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, comparative cultures, language development, and social psychology of the bilingual child are required. A minimum of 6 SH in the theory and methodology of teaching English as a second language is required.

0438: Secondary

A major in ESL or a minimum of 24 SH in ESL is required. Course work should include such courses as applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, comparative cultures, language development, and social psychology of the bilingual child are required. A minimum of 6 SH in the theory and methodology of teaching English as a second language is required.

Teacher, Compensatory Education

0461: Middle

A minimum of 30 SH of professional teacher education course work appropriately distributed in middle and secondary education is required. A minimum of 15 SH in math and 24 SH in reading, or 24 SH in math and 15 SH in reading is required.

0462: Secondary

A minimum of 30 SH of professional teacher education course work appropriately distributed in middle and secondary education is required. A minimum of 15 SH in math and 24 SH in reading, or 24 SH in math and 15 SH in reading is required.

0470: Teacher, Hearing Impaired (K-12)

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work should include remedial methods, anatomy of the ear, speech mechanism, methods of auditory training, psychology of the child with disabilities, child development and educational measurement. Sign language proficiency in American Sign Language and/or Signed Exact English is required.

0471: Teacher, Visually Impaired (K-12)

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work in the methods of teaching Braille is required. Course work should also include remedial methods, nature and needs of students who are blind, Braille, anatomy and physiology of the eye, orientation and mobility and low vision training.

0472: Teacher, Speech/Language Pathologist (formerly Communications Impaired Teacher)

A master’s degree in speech/language pathology is required. Course work should include training in basic audiology and speech disorders. A second category is not required.

Library Information Specialist

0480: Elementary

Requires a minimum of 12 SH in library/information science distributed over at least four of the following areas: library administration; cataloging and classification; reference; children’s or adolescent literature; collection development; selection of print/non-print materials; current issues and trends in information science; and library automation. Also, requires a minimum of 12 SH in technology distributed over at least four of the following areas: computer applications; multimedia/audiovisual production; internet technology; on-line information/services; desktop publishing; network management; distance learning systems; and library automation.

0481: Middle

Requires a minimum of 12 SH in library/information science distributed over at least four of the following areas: library administration; cataloging and classification; reference; children’s or adolescent literature; collection development; selection of print/non-print materials; current issues and trends in information science; and library automation. Also, requires a minimum of 12 SH in technology distributed over at least four of the following areas: computer applications; multimedia/audiovisual production; internet technology; on-line information/services; desktop publishing; network management; distance learning systems; and library automation.

0482: Secondary

Requires a minimum of 12 SH in library/information science distributed over at least four of the following areas: library administration; cataloging and classification; reference; children’s or adolescent literature; collection development; selection of print/non-print materials; current issues and trends in information science; and library automation. Also, requires a minimum of 12 SH in technology distributed over at least four of the following areas: computer applications; multimedia/audiovisual production; internet technology; on-line information/services; desktop publishing; network management; distance learning systems; and library automation.

0485: School Educational Technologist

A major in Instructional Technology or a minimum of 18 SH of instructional technology-related course work is required. The 18 semester hours are divided into two general categories – instructional courses and technology courses. Instructional courses must be distributed in at least three of the following instructional areas: instructional design, distance education, integration of technology into curriculum, planning for technology, assessment of technology, technology and special needs, and staff development. Technology courses must be distributed in at least three of the following technology areas: web and/or graphics design, contemporary programming languages, multimedia, digital video, internet in classroom, databases, and local and/or wide area networks in instructional settings.

0486: Career Education Coordinator

A minimum of 24 SH in the field of career and vocational education or 12 SH in the field of career and vocational education with sufficient additional course work to qualify as a teacher of industrial arts, or business, or home economics, or career practicum, is required. Course work must include one course in career/vocational counseling or guidance.