24:05:16:16.04. Requirements for highly qualified special education teachers -- General. For any public elementary school or secondary school special education teacher teaching in South Dakota, being highly qualified requires that:
(1) The teacher has obtained full state certification as a special education teacher, or passed the state special education teacher licensing examination, and holds a license to teach in the state as a special education teacher;
(2) The teacher has not had special education certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; and
(3) The teacher holds at least a bachelor's degree.
Any public elementary school or secondary school special education teacher teaching in the state who is not teaching a core academic subject is highly qualified if the teacher meets the requirements in this section.
Source: 33 SDR 236, effective July 5, 2007.
General Authority: SDCL 13-37-1.1.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-37-1.1.
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