Meeting of the Board of Regents | March 2010
Joint Meeting of Regents Committees
Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Students with Disabilities Teacher Certification - As part of their ongoing review of teacher policy, the Joint Committees of Higher Education; Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education; and the Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities discussed concerns about the current special education certification structure not meeting the needs of students with disabilities in the State, especially at the adolescence level where there are documented shortages. This month the Committees discussed a framework to modify the structure of certification categories to create a 7-12 Generalist certificate and plans to create more flexibility for special educators to move between developmental levels.