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AEPA/State testing

LPS Cross Categorical/self-contained - Teacher

I am curious about requirements in other States. I have taken 5 tests in AZ. Elem. Ed Competancy, Elem Ed Endorsement, Cross Categorical K-12, Severe/Profound K-12, AZ Constitution/History. At about $130 a test with 2 Bachelor's degrees and post graduate studies in Elementary Ed, Mild/Moderate, Early Childhood, and Severe/Profound - I am now being informed that I have to take Additional course work to get my Reading Endorsement in order to do reading interventions and test for it as well as test ECE. So why did I spend over $50,000 dollars for college??? I went to Accredited Universities. If I move will I be faced with redoing it all over again? Do you see this changing?

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This has annoyed me too. We

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This has annoyed me too. We have to be highly qualified not only in special education, but in every subject we teach. I had to go back and re-learn algebra and geometry to pass the math test, as I am a self contained teacher and teach everything. I had to test on all elementary education subjects. Sigh.

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