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SPECIALIST INSTRUCTION

A specialist instruction credential authorizes the holder to work as a specialist in the area designated. Specialty preparation requires advanced preparation and special competence. Minimum requirements for this credential are:

BILINGUAL SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL AND
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL
The Bilingual Specialist Credential and Language Development Specialist Credential have now been changed by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. These changes have been made because of the great demand for teachers of limited English proficient (LEP) students. The Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies will not accept new students into these programs (effective Fall 1993). The new program replacement for the Bilingual Specialist is the Bilingual–Cross-Cultural Academic Development (BCLAD) program. The replacement for the Language Development Specialist is the Cross-Cultural Academic Development (CLAD) program. These options are currently available as part of the Multiple Subject Credential program at San Francisco State.

The Single Subject Credential program at San Francisco State plans to initiate the CLAD/BCLAD emphasis in Spring 1995.

READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL
A program meeting the guidelines for the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The program may be used as a "fifth year" for the clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject credentials or combined with a master's degree program in either Elementary or Secondary Education.

Prerequisites
Teaching Experience
Successful completion of one year of teaching experience in a classroom situation must be verified in writing by the administrations involved in the settings where the experience took place. Types of acceptable experience should be verified by the candidate's credential adviser. Note: Candidates may complete the course work for the reading specialist credential without the one year's teaching experience. However, the credential cannot be issued until experience is verified.

Requirements									Units
One of the following:								 3
	E ED 725	Language Learning and Reading
	E ED 708	Seminar in Language Development in ECE
One of the following:								 3
	E ED 705	Child Development Through Literature Study in the 
			Elementary School Classroom
	S ED 631	Reading Non-Text Material
	EDUC 681	Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Middle Level Schools
E ED 770	Literacy Clinic I						 3
One of the following								 3
	E ED 763	Integrating Language, Literacy, and Technology in the 
			Elementary School Curriculum
	E ED 760	Seminar on Social Issues and Curriculum Development
	S ED 850	Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction in the 
			Secondary School
E ED 771	Literacy Clinic II						 3
One of the following								 3
	E ED 720	Research and Practice in Language and Literacy Education
	S ED 722	Teaching Language and Literacy in Content Fields
E ED 726	Teaching Process Writing in Elementary Classrooms		 3
E ED 869	Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners	 3
E ED/S ED 723 In-Service Leadership in Language and Literacy Education		 2
E ED/S ED 724 Supervised Field Experience in In-Service Leadership in Language 
			and Literacy Education					 1
Elective with approval of adviser						 3
		Total								30
SPECIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL
A program implementing guidelines for the Special Education Specialist Credential has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The program consists of a generic component plus specialization in one of the following areas:

COMMUNICATION HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
Hearing Impaired Emphasis

LEARNING HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
Includes Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, Behavior Disorders, or another combination of mild disability

PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
Physically Handicapped Emphasis (orthopedically handicapped and other health impaired)

SEVERELY HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION

VISUALLY HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION

Prerequisites
Additional Information
In some cases students may elect to take additional work in another specialization and be qualified in two areas. Students are advised to contact the department office to inquire about procedures for application to a second area of specialization.

The program may be a "fifth year" for a clear teaching credential or combined with a Master of Arts in Special Education.

Resource Specialist Certificate of Competence. Details of this program can be found after the Visually Handicapped program.

An undergraduate major in Communicative Disorders is desirable for admission to the Communicative Disorders program under the Communication Handicapped Specialization.

See the Clinical Rehabilitation Services Credential in Orientation and Mobility for program requirements of the Orientation and Mobility emphasis, previously offered under the Physically Handicapped Specialization.

COMMUNICATION HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
Prerequisite: basic teaching credential.

Hearing Impaired Emphasis							Units
Generic Component								    9
SPED 616	Utilizing Microcomputers with Special Learners or
	SPED 716	Technology in Special Education
SPED 630	Education of Exceptional Children
SPED 779	Family Systems and Services for Disabled Children or
	SPED 801	Diversity in Special Education: Family, Resources, and 
			Culture
Cluster Component								    3
One of the following:
	C D 652	Audiology
	C D 653	Aural Rehabilitation
	C D 757	Speech Audiometry and Hearing Aids
	Elective on advisement
Advanced Training Component							27-50
SPED 601	Observation and Participation in Special Education (1)
SPED 622	Education of Hearing Impaired Children and Youth
SPED 682	Signing Exact English I*
SPED 685	Signing Exact English II*
SPED 688	American Sign Language I*
SPED 689	American Sign Language II*
SPED 690	American Sign Language III*
SPED 722	Student Teaching Workshop: Deaf/Hearing Impaired (1)
SPED 730	Student Teaching: Special Education (4-12)
SPED 782	Language Assessment for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children
SPED 783	Speech for Hearing Impaired Children
SPED 784	Curriculum for Hearing Impaired Children: Reading
SPED 785	Curriculum for Hearing Impaired Children: Subject Areas
SPED 786	Auditory Training and Amplification Systems for Hearing Impaired
SPED 790	Speech and Language Intervention for Deaf and Hearing Impaired 
		Children
		Total								39-62
*Required for placement in Total Communication classrooms (waivers available through proficiency examination at the advanced level).

LEARNING HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
Learning Disabled and Emotionally Disturbed					Units
Generic Component								    9
SPED 616	Utilizing Microcomputers with Special Learners or
	SPED 716	Technology in Special Education
SPED 630	Education of Exceptional Children
SPED 801	Diversity in Special Education: Family, Resources, and Culture or
	SPED 779	Family Systems and Services for Disabled Children
Cluster Component								   21
SPED 793	Atypical Cognitive Development
SPED 770	Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPED 772	Math/Reading/Writing Content for Mild/Moderate Disabilities: 
		Methods I
SPED 774	Classroom Management in Special Education
SPED 775	Study and Social Skills for Mild/Moderate Disabilities: 
		Methods II
SPED 777	Atypical Infant Development or
	SPED 761	Career Education for the Learning Handicapped in Schools
SPED 778	Language Arts for Mild/Moderate Disabilities: Methods III
Advanced Training Component							 6-13
SPED 730	Student Teaching: Special Education (4-12)
SPED 727	Student Teaching Workshop: Learning Handicapped (1)
		Total								36-43
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
Physically Handicapped Emphasis							Units
Generic Component								    9
SPED 616	Utilizing Microcomputers with Special Learners or
	SPED 716	Technology in Special Education
SPED 630	Education of Exceptional Children
SPED 801	Diversity in Special Education: Family, Resources, and Culture or
	SPED 779	Family Systems and Services for Disabled Children
Cluster Component								    6
SPED 772	Math/Reading/Writing Content for Mild/Moderate Disabilities: 
		Methods I
SPED 775	Study and Social Skills for Mild/Moderate Disabilities: 
		Methods II
Advanced Specialization								18-26
SPED 748	Preparation for Optimal Independent Living
SPED 643	Physical Disabilities: Implications and Management
SPED 601	Observation and Participation in Special Education (1)
SPED 743	Speech and Language for Cerebral Palsied
SPED 746	Teaching COHI Individuals
SPED 730	Student Teaching: Special Education (4-12)
SPED 724	Student Teaching Workshop: Physically Handicapped (1)
		Total								33-41
SEVERELY HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
										Units
Generic Component								   12
SPED 616	Utilizing Microcomputers with Special Learners or
	SPED 716	Technology in Special Education
SPED 630	Education of Exceptional Children
SPED 801	Diversity in Special Education: Family, Resources, and Culture or
	SPED 779	Family Systems and Services for Disabled Children
SPED 793	Atypical Cognitive Development
Methods Component								18-25
SPED 745	Environmental Design for Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED 773	Methods of Assessment and Instruction for Students with 
		Severe Disabilities
SPED 787	Instructional Design for Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED 789	Advanced Environmental Design for Students with Severe 
		Disabilities
SPED 730	Student Teaching: Special Education (4-12)
SPED 728	Student Teaching Workshop: Severely Disabled Students (1)
Specialization Requirements							    9
SPED 663	Methods of Instruction in Secondary Programs with Severely 
		Handicapped Students
SPED 777	Atypical Infant Development
SPED 781	Education of Students with Serious Emotional/Behavior Disorders
		Total								39-46
VISUALLY HANDICAPPED SPECIALIZATION
										Units
Generic Component								    6
SPED 616	Utilizing Microcomputers with Special Learners or
	SPED 735	Computer Technology for the Visually Impaired
SPED 630	Education of Exceptional Children (prerequisite)
Advanced Training Component							26-34
SPED 749	Educational and Medical Implications of Visual Disability
SPED 750	Survey of Education of the Visually Handicapped (2)
SPED 754	Beginning Communication Skills for Visually Impaired: 
		Research and Methods
SPED 751	Curriculum for the Visually Handicapped
SPED 730	Student Teaching: Special Education (4-12)
SPED 753	Advanced Curriculum: Visually Impaired
SPED 758	Advanced Communication Skills for the Visually Handicapped (2)
SPED 755	Basic Orientation and Mobility for Visually Impaired
SPED 757	Strategies for Teaching Multi-Handicapped/Visually Handicapped 
		Students
		Total								32-40
RESOURCE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION OF COMPETENCE
Possession of the Resource Specialist Certification entitles the holder to serve as a Resource Specialist in any school district or public or private agency operating under the provisions of the California Master Plan for Special Education. The Resource Specialist Certificate is issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing upon the completion of the following requirements and the recommendation of the department program coordinator.

Prerequisites
In order to qualify for certification through San Francisco State University, the following conditions must be met:

Core Program									Units
SPED 709	Advanced Differential Diagnosis and Assessment			3
SPED 802	Administration and Supervision of Education of Exceptional 
		Children							3
SPED 806	Seminar in Field Practices					3
		Total								9
Substitution of Requirements
Substitutions of course and practicum requirements can be granted where candidates have prior transcript credit where required skill, knowledge, and performance competencies have been mastered and verified. Requests for substitutions are reviewed and approved by the Faculty Review Committee.


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