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Subpart 1.

Scope of practice.

A teacher of special education: oral/aural deaf education is authorized to provide specially designed instruction, from birth through grade 12, to individuals with a broad range of hearing loss and to collaborate and consult with families, other classroom and special education teachers, and specialized service providers in designing and implementing individualized educational program plans for students only in oral/aural deaf education programs or itinerant services and only for students who do not require American Sign Language or other signed systems for their language of instruction.

Subp. 2.

License requirements.

A candidate for licensure as a teacher of oral/aural deaf education, from birth through grade 12, shall meet all requirements of part 8710.5200, subpart 2, items A to D.

Subp. 3.

Subject matter standard.

A candidate for licensure as a teacher of oral/aural deaf education shall demonstrate all knowledge and skills in part 8710.5200, subpart 3, items A to F, and shall demonstrate at least minimum skills in American Sign Language, verified through one of the following:


successful completion of at least six semester credits of coursework in American Sign Language; or


demonstration of at least survival level proficiency in American Sign Language on the Signed Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI), as incorporated by reference in part 8710.5200, subpart 5.

Subp. 4.

Continuing licensure.

A continuing license shall be issued and renewed according to the rules of the Board of Teaching governing licensure.

Subp. 5.

Effective date.

All requirements in this part for licensure as a teacher of special education: oral/aural deaf education are effective on January 1, 2013, and thereafter.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 122A.09; 122A.28


24 SR 1129; 36 SR 1243

Published Electronically:

January 8, 2013

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