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1 Documents Eligible to Earn Added Authorizations in Special Education (AASE) UPDATED 6/2012 Credential Held Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Deaf- Blind Emotional Disturbance Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment LEVEL I* or LEVEL II* Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (initially issued effective September 27, 1997) Traumatic Brain Injury Mild/Moderate (K-12 to age 22) Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Moderate/Severe (K-12 to age 22) No No No Yes Yes Yes Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Physical and Health Impairment Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Visual Impairment Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Early Childhood Special Education (Birth - Pre-K only) No No No Yes No No PRELIMINARY* Education Specialist Instruction Credential (includes Autism Spectrum Disorder authorization; initially issued effective 6/26/2010 for all but Language and Academic Development which was effective 9/2/2011) Mild/Moderate (K-12 to age 22) No Yes No Yes No Yes Moderate/Severe (K-12 to age 22) No No No Yes Yes Yes Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Language & Academic Development (Preschool, K-12 to age 22) Physical and Health Impairment No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Visual Impairment No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Early Childhood Special Education * (Birth - Pre-K only) No No No Yes No No * Holders of Early Childhood Special Education Credentials combined with any specialty area except Moderate/Severe may add an ASD AASE if it will expand their authorization to serve students with autism. This is for individuals who completed a Level I program as the Preliminary program includes an ASD authorization. A Clear Education Specialist Credential holder may add an ASD AASE if the individual held a Level I Credential or other previously initially issued special education credential prior to earning a clear credential. The ASD authorization is earned in the Preliminary program not in the Level I or Level II program. KEY: Yes Eligible to add the authorization 6/8/2012 Page 1

2 Autism Spectrum Deaf- Emotional Orthopedic Other Health Traumatic Credential Held Disorders (ASD) Blind Disturbance Impairment Impairment Brain Injury Ryan Specialist Instruction Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1976 until Education Specialist; authorizes grades preschool, K-12, & adults) Communication Handicapped Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Learning Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Severely Handicapped No No No Yes Yes Yes Physically Handicapped Visually Handicapped Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Clinical or Rehabilitative or Speech- Language Pathology Services (SLP) in Language, Speech and Hearing With Special Class Authorization (SCA) Clinical or Rehabilitative or SLP Services in Language, Speech and Hearing Without SCA No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes X X X X X X Standard Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1961 to 1976; authorizes grades K-12) Minor-Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Minor-Speech and Hearing Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Minor-Deaf and Severely Hard-of- Hearing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Minor- Yes Yes Yes Minor-Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied Standard Limited Specialized Preparation Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1961 to 1976; authorizes grades K-12) Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Speech and Hearing Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Deaf and Severely Hard-of Hearing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Orthopedically Handicapped Including Cerebral Palsied KEY: Yes - Eligible to add the authorization X-Not eligible to add 6/8/2012 Page 2

3 Autism Spectrum Deaf- Emotional Orthopedic Other Health Traumatic Credential Held Disorders (ASD) Blind Disturbance Impairment Impairment Brain Injury Standard Restricted Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1961 to 1976; authorizes grades K-12) Educable Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Trainable Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Speech and Hearing Therapy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Deaf-Blind Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Severely Hard-of-Hearing Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Exceptional Children Teaching Credentials (initially issued prior to 1961; authorizes grades K-12) Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Speech Correction and Lip Reading Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Special Secondary Teaching Credentials (initially issued prior to 1961; authorizes grades K-12) Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Correction of Speech Defects Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Deaf Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Lip Reading Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partially Sighted Child Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blind Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes KEY: Eligible to add the authorization 6/8/2012 Page 3

4 Special Education Documents Eligible to Earn Adapted Physical Education, Early Childhood Special Education and Resource Specialist Added Authorizations Note: The holder of a general education teaching credential authorizing physical education instruction may also earn an Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization. Special Education Credential Held Adapted Physical Education Early Childhood Special Education Resource Specialist LEVEL I or LEVEL II Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (initially issued effective September 27, 1997) Mild/Moderate (K-12 to age 22) Yes Yes Moderate/Severe (K-12 to age 22) Yes Yes Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Birth to age 22) Yes Yes Physical and Health Impairment (Birth to age 22) Yes Yes Visual Impairment (Birth to age 22) Yes Yes Early Childhood Special Education (Birth - Pre-K only) Yes No No, individual is already authorized PRELIMINARY or CLEAR* Education Specialist Instruction Credential (initially issued effective 6/26/2010 for all but Language and Academic Development which was effective 9/2/2011) Mild/Moderate (K-12 to age 22) Yes Yes Moderate/Severe (K-12 to age 22) Yes Yes Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Birth to age 22) Yes Yes Language and Academic Development (Preschool, K-12 to age 22) Yes Yes Physical and Health Impairment (Birth to age 22) Yes Yes Visual Impairment (Birth to age 22) Yes Yes Early Childhood Special Education (Birth - Pre-K only) Yes No No, individual is already authorized * * A Clear credential holder may add a Resource Specialist Added Authorization if the individual held a previously initially issued special education credential that did not include a Resource Specialist authorization. KEY: Yes Eligible to add the authorization 6/8/2012 Page 4

5 Special Education Credential Held Adapted Physical Education Early Childhood Special Education Resource Specialist Ryan Specialist Instruction Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1976 until Education Specialist; authorizes grades preschool, K-12, & adult) Communication Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Learning Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Severely Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Physically Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Clinical or Rehabilitative or Speech-Language Pathology Services in Language, Speech & Hearing With Special Class Authorization Yes Yes Yes Clinical or Rehabilitative or Speech-Language Pathology Services in Language, Speech & Hearing Without Special Class Authorization No No No Standard Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1961 to 1976; authorizes grades K-12) Minor-Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Minor-Speech & Hearing Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Minor-Deaf & Severely Hard-of-Hearing Yes Yes Yes Minor- Minor-Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied Yes Yes Yes Standard Limited Specialized Preparation Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1961 to 1976; authorizes grades K-12) Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Speech & Hearing Handicapped Yes Yes Yes Deaf & Severely Hard-of Hearing Yes Yes Yes Orthopedically Handicapped Including Cerebral Palsied Yes Yes Yes KEY: Yes - Eligible to add the authorization 6/8/2012 Page 5

6 Special Education Credential Held Adapted Physical Education Standard Restricted Teaching Credentials (initially issued 1961 to 1976; authorizes grades K-12) Early Childhood Special Education Resource Specialist Educable Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Trainable Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Speech & Hearing Therapy Yes Yes Yes Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied Yes Yes Yes Deaf & Severely Hard-of-Hearing Yes Yes Yes Deaf-Blind Yes Yes Yes Severely Hard-of-Hearing Yes Yes Yes Exceptional Children Teaching Credentials (initially issued prior to 1961; authorizes grades K-12) Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Speech Correction &Lip Reading Yes Yes Yes Orthopedically Handicapped Including the Cerebral Palsied Yes Yes Yes Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Yes Yes Yes Special Secondary Teaching Credentials (initially issued prior to 1961; authorizes grades K-12) Mentally Retarded Yes Yes Yes Correction of Speech Defects Yes Yes Yes Deaf Yes Yes Yes Lip Reading Yes Yes Yes Partially Sighted Child Yes Yes Yes Blind Yes Yes Yes KEY: Eligible to add the authorization 6/8/2012 Page 6

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