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Central Union HSD |  AR  4112.22  Personnel

Staff Teaching Students Of Limited English Proficiency   

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Teacher Qualifications

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that a teacher providing instruction for English language development, specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) and/or content instruction in any student's primary language possesses the appropriate authorization(s) issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The preferred authorization is CLAD or BCLAD, with the expectation that all English teachers be CLAD certified.

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

A teacher without CTC authorization(s) shall be qualified to provide SDAIE if he/she meets all of the following criteria: (Education Code 44253.10; 5 CCR 80016)

1. Has a basic teaching credential

2. Completes, prior to January 1, 2005, 45 hours of staff development in methods of SDAIE offered through a program approved by the CTC

3. Was a permanent employee of the district as of January 1, 1999, or was previously a permanent employee and then was employed in any other California public school district within 39 months of the previous permanent status

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

To satisfy the above staff development requirement, the teacher may instead complete any equivalent three semester unit or four quarter unit class at a regionally accredited college or university. (Education Code 44253.10)

A teacher who has completed the above training may provide SDAIE and English language development in any departmentalized teaching assignment consistent with the teacher's basic credential. The teacher may provide instruction for English language development in a self-contained classroom if he/she has accomplished one or both of the following: (Education Code 44253.10; 5 CCR 80016)

1. Has taught for at least nine years in California public schools, certifies that he/she has had experience or training in teaching limited-English-proficient students, and authorizes verification by the entity that issued a certificate of completion for the staff development

2. Has completed, within three years of completing the staff development described above and before January 1, 2008, an additional 45 hours of staff development, including SDAIE and English language development training

During the period when the teacher is pursuing training in instruction for English language development or SDAIE, he/she may be provisionally assigned to provide that instruction. (Education Code 44253.10)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

10600-10610 California Education Information System

44225 Duties of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

44253.1-44253.10 Certification for bilingual-crosscultural competence

44259.5 Standards for teachers of all students, including English language learners

44380-44386 Alternative certification

44760-44763 Teacher supply and demand reporting

52160-52178 Bilingual-Bicultural Act of 1976

52180-52186 Bilingual teacher training assistance program

62001-62005.5 Evaluation and sunsetting of programs

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

6100-6125 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80016 Certificate of completion of staff development to teach English learners

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1701-1704 Equal educational opportunities

6319 Highly qualified teachers

6601-6651 Training and recruiting high-quality teachers

6801-7014 Language instruction for English learners and immigrant students

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 Highly qualified teachers

COURT DECISIONS

Teresa P. et al v. Berkeley Unified School District et al, (1989) 724 F.Supp. 698

Management Resources:

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

0300.97 Programs for English learners

CTC CODED CORRESPONDENCE

04-0001 Clarification of authorizations to teach English learners, January 12, 2004

02-0006 Authorization to teach English learners pursuant to SB 2042, April 24, 2002

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Title II, Part A Non-Regulatory Draft Guidance, revised January 16, 2004

WEB SITES

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: http://www.catesol.org

California Association for Bilingual Education: http://www.bilingualeducation.org

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Regulation CENTRAL UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: July 12, 2005 El Centro, California