ERIC Number: ED354644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
National, Regional, and State Accreditation and Certification Standards for Special Education and Related Services Personnel: A Summary. Information Bulletin #40. [Revised.]
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This report summarizes data relating to standards for accreditation of personnel preparation programs in special education and related services. Section 1 examines standards issued by 30 responding states and identifies trends in the standards. It presents a matrix of standards by state, indicating whether the state has core curriculum requirements, specialist levels, required practicum, categorical or noncategorical certification, age/grade certification, identified competencies, administrative certification, related services standards, and standards for accreditation. Section 2 provides information concerning the standards implemented by six regional accrediting bodies. A matrix indicates whether each accrediting body has requirements in the areas of core curriculum, specialist levels, practicum, admission, follow-up, exit, faculty, governance, and resources. Section 3 summarizes accreditation information from seven national professional organizations in special education and related services, and offers a matrix indicating whether each organization has standards in the area of general requirements, specialist levels, practicum, admission, follow-up, exit, faculty, governance, and resources. Appendixes list addresses for state education departments, regional institutional accrediting bodies, and special education and related services organizations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Certification, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, State Standards, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 301 808-810.