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Rule 24:15:06:28 K-12 Braille education endorsement.

          24:15:06:28.  K-12 Braille education endorsement. A K-12 Braille education endorsement requires:


          (1)  Proficiency in reading Braille and recommendation for certification by the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired or an equivalent institution serving the visually impaired;


          (2)  Completion of six semester hours of coursework to include:


               (a)  Introduction to teaching students who are blind;

               (b)  Methodology of teaching elementary reading; and

               (c)  Introduction to educational aids and appliances for students who are blind;


          (3)  Successful completion of the Braille proficiency test administered through the Braille and Talking Book Library/State Penitentiary Transcribers.


          Human Relations and South Dakota Indian Studies are not required for individuals who have only a stand-alone certificate. Documentation of six credits must be provided for certificate renewal.


          Source: 25 SDR 13, adopted July 21, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; 27 SDR 32, effective October 11, 2000; transferred from § 24:16:08:54, 30 SDR 211, effective July 5, 2004; 32 SDR 41, effective September 11, 2005; 33 SDR 55, effective October 2, 2006; 36 SDR 169, effective May 11, 2010.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.


          Reference: SD Braille Competency Test, SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the SD Braille and Talking Book Library. Copies may be obtained from the SD Braille and Talking Book Library, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.


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