OK HB1233 is pending legislative approval. This legislation would provide an alternative route for special education teacher certification. One of the requirements would be for applicants to attend a 150 hour training and field experience program or "Boot Camp." Please assist the State Department of Education with pre-planning to prepare for the next steps if this bill passes. Here is summary of the application and training requirements.

* 1. Please select the region that best describes the location of your district:

* 2. Please select the word that best describes the community in which your school district is located:

* 3. Please select the range that best describes the student population of your district:

* 4. My district would complete the application process and host a Boot Camp to provide the 150 hours of training and field experience.

* 5. My district would like more information on forming a partnership with a university to offer a Boot Camp for college credit.

* 6. My district would prefer to have the SDE host a Boot Camp to provide the 150 hours of training and field experience.

* 7. My district would prefer to develop materials for the boot camp training.

* 8. My district would be willing to allow applicants from any region of the state to attend Boot Camp training.

* 9. My projected start date for boot camp training would be before the school year ends.

* 10. My projected start date for Boot Camp training would be during the summer after the school year ends.

* 11. My district would plan to host another Boot Camp session during the 2013 - 2014 school year.

* 12. Additional Comments:

* 13. Contact Information: (Optional)

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