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DR. RENE AXTELL ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
Purpose of the Non-Traditional Route HB 1233—Status in Legislature and Next Steps Work of Planning Group Mechanics ◦ Districts ◦ Boot Camp Providers ◦ Candidates Survey of Interest—Immediate Next Steps Survey Monkey—Within Next Two Days
Concern over the shortage of applicants in the special education field led to the development of HB 1233. Designed to create a way for individuals, who do not have a degree in education, to enter the special education teaching profession. HB1233 will allow Non-Traditional Route teachers to complete their certification while they are in the classroom (earn while they continue to learn). In a few minutes we will explain how.
ANDREA KUNKEL CCOSA ATTORNEY WITH EARNED DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
DR. CHRIS ORMSBEE ASSISTANT PROVOST AND PROF OF EDUCATION OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
State Department of Education Board of Regents Teacher Preparation Commission State Certification Districts (Norman, Edmond, Lawton, Tulsa) Universities (Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma)
Are we interested in hiring candidates in the Non- Traditional Route to Certification? Recruit ◦ Troops to Teachers ◦ Long-Term Subs with 4-year degrees ◦ Special Olympics Volunteers ◦ Child Care Workers with 4-year degrees ◦ Child Find Contacts ◦ Parent Advocacy Groups ◦ Webinar on April 29 at 8 am Focus on Developing These Sources; Webinar on May 2 at 8 am on Supporting New Spec Ed Teachers
Stay-at-Home Moms Current school district employees with four- year degrees IHE Placement Offices ◦ Liberal Arts Majors ◦ People (with right heart) in non-marketable fields
Have Earned Any Four-year Degree from an IHE Holding Regional Accreditation Grade Point Average 2.75 Commitment to Complete Masters Degree or Certification in Special Education Commitment to Remain with District for At Least Three Years After Earning Standard Certification in Special Education
Recommend Those Candidates to Boot Camp in Close Proximity or Decide to Offer District Boot Camp Monitor Progress of Recommended Candidates Make Hiring Decision Provide Mentor Participate in Discussion to Refine Process with Other Districts and the Planning Group
District Decision—Lynn Fitz, Director, Lawton University Decision—Dr. Laura Bixler, East Central Oklahoma University State Department – Tricia Hansen, ODE Approval Process– Renee Launey-Rodolf, Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation and Goldie Thompson, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Introduction to Special Education IEPs Behavioral Management Effective Teaching and Reading Strategies Assessment Legal and Ethical Issues Thirty hours of Field-based Experiences (Observation, one-on-one, Small Group and Large Group)
Type of Structure (District, Interlocal Co Op, Partnership, etc) Delivery Model—Weekends, Three or Four Weeks Full Time, Etc. How Competencies Will Be Measured Qualifications of Those Who Will Instruct/Facilitate
Items to be submitted to OSDE Teacher Certification after completion of the Boot Camp: 1. Boot Camp completion certificate 2. Application for provisional teaching certificate 3. $50 fee 4. Official transcripts 5. Fingerprint background check (OSBI and FBI) and $59 fee Issuance of a One Year provisional teaching certificate in Mild- Moderate Disabilities or Severe-Profound Multiple Disabilities
The One-Year provisional Certificate may be renewed two times for a total duration of three years validity How to renew: Provide OSDE Teacher Certification with official transcripts verifying at least 6 semester credit hours earned toward meeting the prescribed special education coursework during the validity of the One-Year certificate
1. Issued one or more provisional certificates via the Non-Traditional Route 2. Successful completion of prescribed special education coursework or a Master’s degree in special education. 3. Pass the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT), Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) and Oklahoma Professional Teaching Exam (OPTE) 4. Submit application/fee for new certificate to OSDE Teacher Certification Standard Teaching Certificate
Successful completion of prescribed special education coursework or a Master’s degree in special education Pass appropriate special education subject area exam Fingerprint background check (OSBI and FBI) and $59 fee Application for Oklahoma School Certificate and $50 fee
Special Education teachers do not need to be H.Q. if they are in a setting where they do not provide initial instruction (i.e. resource room/lab assistance in a content area) Mild-Moderate Disabilities teachers may co- teach. Core content certified teacher would be teacher of record. Other avenues will continue to be explored and viable options will be addressed during the next legislative session and/or rule promulgation period.
Follow-Up Webinar As Soon As Law Is Passed and Signed and State Board of Education Approves Process—To Answer Remaining Questions firstname.lastname@example.org for emails email@example.com Survey Monkey re: Interest in Boot Camp Support Webinars More Recruiting Strategies—April 29 at 8 am Retention—Support New Special Education Teachers—May 2 at 8 am
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