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Reading and Literacy Content/Methodology

6 semester hours

Teaching Methodology and Strategies

6 semester hours

Student teaching4

9 semester hours

Flexible hours for the university's use

6-9 semester hours

Total required hours in the program

123 semester hours

1NOTE: Linda P. Blanton, Marleen Pugach, "Collaborative Programs in General and Special Teacher Education: An Action Guide for Higher Education and State Policymakers," pp. 11-24

2NOTE: Students who do not possess basic technology skills should provide coursework or opportunities to develop those skill early in their program.

3NOTE: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) performance-based standards for accreditation and licensure must be met.

4NOTE: (50 percent of the student teaching must include working with and actual teaching of students with disabilities)

5NOTE: In addition to the student teaching experience, students should be provided actual teaching experiences (in addition to observations) in classroom settings during the sophomore, junior, and senior years within schools with varied socioeconomic and cultural characteristics. It is recommended that pre-service teachers be provided a minimum of 180 hours of direct teaching experience in field-based settings prior to student teaching.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:6 (A)(10), (11), (15); R.S. 17:7(6); R.S. 17:10; R.S. 17:22(6); R.S. 17:391.1-391.10; R.S. 17:411.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 32:1788 (October 2006), amended LR 33:433 (March 2007), LR 34:2035 (October 2008).

Amy B. Westbrook, Ph.D.

Executive Director

0810#016

RULE

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Bulletin 1706—Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act (LAC 28:XLIII.Chapters 1-10)

In accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has amended Bulletin 1706Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act (R.S. 17:1941 et seq.): Subpart A. Regulations for Students with Disabilities. The proposed Rule formally realigns the state special education regulations to conform to the reauthorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and provides Louisiana educators and education administrators with current policies and procedures related to the provision of special education services for students with disabilities. Technical changes were made to comply with the 2004 reauthorization of the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

Title 28

EDUCATION

Part XLIII.  Bulletin 1706—Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act

Subpart A.  Regulations for Students with Disabilities

Chapter 1.State Eligibility

Subchapter A.FAPE Requirements

§101.Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

A.General. A free appropriate public education shall be available to all students residing in the state between the ages of 3 and 21, inclusive, including students with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school as provided for in §530.D.

1.The Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (the state board) shall be responsible for the assurance of a free appropriate public education to all students residing in the state; and shall be directly responsible for the provision of a free appropriate public education to students who are within the jurisdiction of the Special School District, the Recovery School District, or in a BESE Special School (Louisiana School for Visually Impaired, Louisiana School for the Deaf, or Louisiana Special Education Center).

B.FAPE for Children Beginning at Age Three

1.The state board shall ensure that:
a.the obligation to make FAPE available to each eligible student residing in the state begins no later than the child's third birthday; and
b.an IEP is in effect for the student by that date, in accordance with §323.B.
2.if a student's third birthday occurs during the summer, the student's IEP Team shall determine the date when services under the IEP will begin.

C.Students Advancing from Grade to Grade

1.The state shall ensure that FAPE is available to any individual student with a disability who needs special education and related services, even though the student has not failed or been retained in a course or grade, and is advancing from grade to grade.
2.The determination that a student described in Subsection A of this Section is eligible under these regulations shall be made on an individual basis by the group responsible within the student’s LEA for making eligibility determinations.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S.17:1941 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 34:2036 (October 2008).

§102.Limitation-Exception to FAPE for Certain Ages

A.General. The obligation to make FAPE available to all students with disabilities does not apply with respect to the following.

1.Students aged 18 through 21 who, in the last educational placement prior to their incarceration in an adult correctional facility:

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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