|Action||Comprehensive Revision of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel|
|Comment Period||Ends 11/6/2015|
Special Ed Provisional Requirements
I too am concerned about the proposed requirement to be eligible for a special ed provisional license. We struggle to fill special education positions with the current regulations, I fear increasing them will result in more vacancies. We'll be forced to increase class sizes or use substitutes. While I agree that one-class does not adequately prepare someone to teach special education students, perhaps there are other options. For example, if the individual already holds a full license in a content area, the existing 3 semester hour prerequisite course could be sufficient to allow them to convert to a provisional in special education. Perhaps the 9 hour requirement could be reserved for individuals without any prior teaching experience.