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The beginning special education teacher:
Knows how to exercise objective professional judgment, maintain a high
level of competence and integrity in professional practice, and participate in
professional activities and organizations that may benefit individuals with
disabilities, their parents/guardians, and/or colleagues.
The beginning special education teacher:
Knows consumer and professional organizations, publications, and journals
relevant to individuals with disabilities, and knows how to access information
on cognitive, communicative, physical, cultural, social, and emotional
characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities.
The beginning special education teacher:
Applies skills for participating effectively in identifying, diagnosing, placing, and developing programming for students with disabilities, including using advocacy skills and competencies to support the education of students in
least restrictive environments.
The beginning special education teacher:
Applies knowledge of assurances and due process rights related to assessment,
eligibility, and placement, and knows the rights and responsibilities of
parents/guardians, students, teachers, other professionals, and schools.
The beginning special education teacher:
Knows legal and ethical issues (e.g., liability) relevant to working with
individuals with disabilities, and knows how to conduct instructional and other professional activities consistent with the requirements of laws, rules and regulations, and local district policies and procedures, including complying with local, state, and federal monitoring and evaluation requirements.
The beginning special education teacher:
Knows the roles of and relationships among federal, state, and local entities
with regard to the regulation and provision of special education and related
services, including specialized health care services.
The beginning special education teacher:
Applies knowledge of practices that conform to standards and policies of the
profession, including the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas
Educators and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Code of Ethics.
The beginning special education teacher:
Demonstrates awareness of personal cultural biases and differences that may
affect one's teaching, and knows how to demonstrate respect for the culture,
gender, and personal beliefs of individual students.
The beginning special education teacher:
Applies procedures for safeguarding confidentiality with regard to students with
disabilities (e.g., by maintaining the confidentiality of electronic correspondence
and records, ensuring the confidentiality of conversations), and recognizes the
importance of respecting students' privacy.
The beginning special education teacher:
Knows laws, regulations, and policies related to the provision of specialized
health care in the educational setting.