A. The following competencies and methods shall be incorporated into the programs approved by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability for the competency-based teacher preparation system provided for in the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act:
2. The preservice program shall include the following methods to achieve the competencies listed in paragraph 1 of this subsection:
i. require teacher candidates to study, in existing coursework, substance abuse symptoms identification and prevention, mental illness symptoms identification and mental health issues, and classroom safety and discipline techniques.