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1 CALL IN PASS CODE # MUTE COMPUTER SOUND

2 DR. RENE AXTELL ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

3  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

4 JUSTIN MILNER, DIRECTOR OF SPED NORMAN

5  Concern over the shortage of applicants in the special education field led to the development of HB 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.

6 ANDREA KUNKEL CCOSA ATTORNEY WITH EARNED DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

7 DR. CHRIS ORMSBEE ASSISTANT PROVOST AND PROF OF EDUCATION OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

8  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)

9 DISTRICTS BOOT CAMP PROVIDERS CANDIDATES

10  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

11  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

12  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

13  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

14 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

15  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)

16  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

17  CU  ECU  NSU  NWOSU  OSU  OU  UCO

18 Jeff Smith

19  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

20  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

21 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

22  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

23  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.

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25  Follow-Up Webinar As Soon As Law Is Passed and Signed and State Board of Education Approves Process—To Answer Remaining Questions  for s  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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