13A.12.02.22

.22 Severely and Profoundly Disabled.

A. An applicant for certification in severely and profoundly disabled shall meet the requirements of this regulation.

B. Special Education Certification. The applicant shall meet the requirements for certification in generic special education at any age/grade level.

C. Content and Professional Education Courses. The applicant shall have:

(1) Three semester hours in human growth and development emphasizing knowledge of the developmental characteristics (physical, biological, cognitive—learning, and social/emotional) of the severely and profoundly disabled as part of or in addition to the requirement in Regulation .20B(2) of this chapter;

(2) 6 semester hours in assessment, diagnosis, and prescriptive techniques emphasizing specialized knowledge, interpretation and application of appropriate assessment, diagnostic and prescriptive methods to evaluate and develop programs geared toward the individualized needs of the severely and profoundly disabled;

(3) 6 semester hours in curriculum and instructional methods emphasizing specialized strategies, techniques, materials, and adaptations appropriate to the instruction of the severely and profoundly disabled; and

(4) 6 semester hours in practicum with the severely and profoundly disabled or 2 years of successful teaching experience in the area of severely and profoundly disabled.