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Section 4

ak dept education

special ed handbook
SECTION 4
SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS & ADMINISTRATORS

Each person employed solely to administer a special education program must possess (1) both a Type B certificate issued under 4AAC 12.345 and an Alaska Teacher certificate issued under 4AAC 12.305 endorsed for special education or for a related services specialty, or (2) a Type B certificate issued under 4AAC 12.345 endorsed for special education or a related services specialty.

To obtain a director of special education endorsement, an individual must meet state requirements for a Type B certificate as follows:
  1. The Department will issue a Type B administrative certificate with a superintendent or other administrative endorsement, valid for five years, to an applicant who has a master's or higher degree, is recommended by the preparing institution, and has met the minimum experience requirements, as follows:

    1. For a Director of Special Education endorsement, three years of satisfactory employment as a teacher or school psychologist in an elementary or secondary school program with an Alaska Teacher or Type C certificate, or a comparable certificate issued in another state
    2. has completed a school administration program accepted by the State Board of Education or the Commissioner of Education and Early Development in this state; the Board or Commissioner in this state will only accept a program if the program is

      1. offered by a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and
      2. approved by the board or commissioner of education of the state in which the program is offered as substantially meeting the unit standards set out in Standards Procedures & Policies for the Accreditation of Professional Education Units, 1997 Revision and the program standards set out in NCATE Curriculum Guidelines, Spring 1998, published by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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