San Juan BOCES SPED Generalist Preparation Program 2016-2017

The Special Education Generalist Rules Revision will have a significant impact on our districts. In order to provide our partners in the field an opportunity to adjust to this revision, we are establishing a SPED Generalist Preparation Program. This course will provide educators with support and information to assist in the passing of the required tests, as well as resources we know to be integral and necessary to real-life application in an educational setting. The course concludes prior to the last administration of the Special Education Generalist Place exam #20 for added endorsement purposes on November 5, 2016.

2016 Licensing Rules Revision Implementation

Rule 9.07 Special Education Generalist Ages 5-21

Earned through the completion of an approved program OR 24 credit hours as determined by the Department AND passing of both Elementary Education and Special Education Generalist Colorado-approved content exams.

For those who already hold a Colorado teaching license, this endorsement may be added by test only through March 30, 2017. The last opportunity to take the Place 20 Special Education Generalist exam for added endorsement purposes is November 5, 2016. Applicants must have submitted an application for the added endorsement by March 30, 2017. After this date, this endorsement may only be added through completion of the requirements listed above.

Program Requirements:
Participants must:
  • Hold a valid Colorado K-6 Elementary Education certification. We recommend that you ensure your eligibility by determining
       the status of your license here:
  • Have a current assignment in one of the SJBOCES member districts.

  • Program Logistics:
    All meetings will be delivered through webinar using the Adobe Connect platform. Utilizing a webinar format increases the convenience of this course and lessens the travel impact on our area educators. Participants will need to have access to a computer with Internet connectivity and a phone.

    Session Dates: (note all sessions are scheduled from 4:00-5:30pm)
  • Monday, September 12, 2016
  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  • Monday, October 24, 2016

  • Program Registration: (Registration will close Friday, September 9)
    Click HERE to register.

    The SJBOCES contact for Induction is Steve Otter.