sp.ed and higly qualified????

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  1. msm123

    msm123 Rookie

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    :confused: I was wondering if anyone knows how a special ed. teacher becomes highly qualified to teach literacy/english in middle school in New Jersey. I spoke to the sp.ed supervisor in my district and she said she thinks 15 credits or taking the praxis. I was wondering if anyone new. Thanks:p
     
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    I would expect the state department of education Web site would say, or would tell you who to contact to find out. If that doesn't work, try contacting the school of education/teacher's college at the nearest university.
     
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    Does anyone else find it ridiculous and somewhat self-defeating of NCLB that each state can define what "highly qualified" means for sp.ed?

    Example: WV - you must be certified in each subject area you teach if you are a resource room educator. Master's degree in sp.ed. means nothing. Move to MD - that same master's degree gets you "highly qualified". Go figure.
     
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    In Virginia you're 'higly qualified' if you take and pass a seminar (usually summer institutes)
     
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    Hi I am a special ed teacher with a TOH Certification and a MA in Special Education & I had to take the praxis for general knowledge
    k-8 to become Highly Qualified in New Jersey. Good Luck...
     
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    In Florida I had to go through a check list with the principal....I needed 100 pts and 50 were for so many years of good evaluations and the other 50 was for college credit.

    Here in Indiana it's the same for the college credit, but you get points for each IEP you've written.
     

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