Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees held a joint meeting on December 11, 2017. All members were present, except for Regent Hakanson, who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Grade-Level Extensions for Certain Candidates who hold a Students with Disabilities Generalist Teaching Certificate [P-12/HE (D) 1] – the Committees discussed proposed amendments to regulations relating to grade-level extensions for certain candidates who hold a Students with Disabilities Generalist certificate. Discussion focused on the four different extension certificates proposed for current holders of Students with Disabilities Generalist certificates. By extending the grade bands in which qualified teachers of students with disabilities may teach, the Department believes this will help to address the shortage of teachers of students with disabilities. The proposed amendments will be presented to the Board of Regents for adoption at their March 2018 meeting.