Section 300.2(b)(2) Applicability of this part to State and local agencies.
(b) Public agencies within the State. The provisions of this part--
Section 300.18(b)(1)(i)-(iii) Highly qualified special education teachers.
(b) Requirements for special education teachers in general. (1) When used with respect to any public elementary school or secondary school special education teacher teaching in a State, highly qualified requires that--
(i) The teacher has obtained full State certification as a special education
teacher (including certification obtained through alternative routes to certification),
or passed the State special education teacher licensing examination, and
holds a license to teach in the State as a special education teacher, except
that when used with respect to any teacher teaching in a public charter school,
highly qualified means that the teacher meets the certification or licensing
requirements, if any, set forth in the State's public charter school law;
(ii) The teacher has not had special education certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; and
(iii) The teacher holds at least a bachelor's degree.
IDEA 2004 (Public Law 108-446):
Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by—
Section 602 (9) FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION – The team … means special education services and related services that (B) Meet the standards of the State Educational agency; (D) are provided in conformity with the individualized education program required under section 614(d)
See Maryland court case, Aaron Richmond versus Calvert County Schools, August 5, 2002 (http //www.nfb.org/fr/fr8/frsf02.htm).
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