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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / D / 654 / b / 1

(1) Reforming special education and regular education teacher certification (including recertification) or licensing requirements to ensure that--

(A) special education and regular education teachers have--

(i) the training and information necessary to address the full range of needs of children with disabilities across disability categories; and

(ii) the necessary subject matter knowledge and teaching skills in the academic subjects that the teachers teach;

(B) special education and regular education teacher certification (including recertification) or licensing requirements are aligned with challenging State academic content standards; and

(C) special education and regular education teachers have the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills, including technology literacy, necessary to help students with disabilities meet challenging State student academic achievement and functional standards.