A fully approved special education teacher consultant shall comply with all of the following requirements:
a. Possess a valid Michigan teacher’s certificate.
b. Possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in a specific special education area or have earned credit in
course work equivalent to that required for a major.
c. As of September 1, 1990, possess an endorsement in elementary or secondary special education.
d. Have completed directed student teaching of not less than eight weeks duration in the specific area of
impairment. Not less than a 180 hour practicum in the specific area of impairment is required for each
e. Be recommended for a certificate or endorsement, or both, constituting full approval in a specific special education area by an institution of higher education.
In addition to meeting all of the requirements of R340.1782, a teacher consultant shall meet all of the following requirements for full approval by the State Board of Education or its designee:
a. Possess a master’s degree in education or field of study related to special education.
b. Recommendation to the department, by letter, by the employing superintendent, or his or her designee, for
approval as a teacher consultant. In requesting approval, the superintendent or designee shall provide
satisfactory evidence that the teacher has demonstrated knowledge and competence in all of the following
areas: Interpersonal relations; Consultation coaching skills; Specialized instructional methods; Effective time and
classroom management techniques; Educational diagnostic techniques; Problem solving/conflict resolution
techniques; Team planning and implementation processes; Organizational theory and group dynamics;
Background in state literacy initiatives and evident-based curricula; Skilled in utilizing and analyzing data
for instructional decision making; Competence in integrating technology in the educational environment.
c. Show evidence of a minimum of five years of satisfactory teaching experience, not less than two years of
which shall be in teaching persons in a special education classroom.
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