1) Strengthen special education certification pathways and aligned program requirements to support the development of Day 1 ready special education teachers.
Determine the preparation and exam requirements to ensure special educators are prepared in content pedagogy and special education pedagogical best practices.
Increase knowledge and use of competencies (distilled standards, as well as HLPs,EBPs, UDL, and MTSS) to ensure implementation of best practices in Texas for PK-12 general education teachers and special education teachers, teacher candidates, and EPP instructors.
Review and refine courses, preparation tools, and resources to support CBE candidates and provide input and feedback around scoring and demonstration of proficiency for courses to ensure consistency and rigor across certification pathways.
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