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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. Credential Types, Authorizations, and Requirements.Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credentials and Programs: Definition and Terms.   

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(a) The term "Academic Subjects," as it applies to designated subjects adult education teaching credentials, means those studies that are liberal, classical and/or related to high school graduation requirements, rather than technical or vocational, including, but not limited to the subjects contained within the following categories:

(1) Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills;

(2) English;

(3) English as a Second Language;

(4) Fine Arts;

(5) A Language Other than English (specify);

(6) Mathematics;

(7) Science; and

(8) Social Sciences.

(b) The term "general (nonacademic) subjects," as it applies to designated subjects adult education teaching credentials, means those subjects that are technical or vocational, rather than liberal or classical, including, but not limited to the subjects contained within the following categories:

(1) Adults with Disabilities;

(2) Career Technical Education;

(3) Health and Safety;

(4) Home Economics;

(5) Older Adults;

(6) Parent Education;

(7) Personal Development; and

(8) Vocational Education.

(c) "Commission-approved program of personalized preparation" means any of the following categories of agencies which are authorized to develop, submit and implement a program for designated subjects adult education teaching credentials:

(1) A California public school district or consortium of school districts;

(2) A California county superintendent of schools office;

(3) A California regional occupation program or center;

(4) A California State Agency;

(5) A Commission-approved teacher preparation institution;

(6) A Charter School as established in Education Code Section 47605.

(d) "Employing School District" (ESD) means a California school district, county superintendent of schools office, or other public education agency, or private school of equivalent status that elects to employ holders of designated subjects credentials to teach adult classes.

(e) "Two years of successful teaching" means teaching a minimum of one course in each of four terms within the period of validity of the preliminary designated subjects adult education teaching credential.

(f) "Equivalent to the high school diploma" means:

(1) a diploma based on passage of the General Education Development Test; or

(2) the foreign equivalent to the high school diploma which is a diploma, certificate, or the title awarded to mark the completion of a program normally requiring twelve years of schooling, or required for admission to an institution of higher education.

(g) "Verification of experience" means confirmation of the applicant's qualifying experience, in writing, signed by the applicant's past or present employer(s) on company letterhead that attests to and or includes all of the following:

(1) employer's name, address and telephone number;

(2) the working relationship of the person signing the verification to the applicant;

(3) beginning and ending dates of employment;

(4) complete description of duties;

(5) a statement as to whether or not the employment was full-time; if employment was less than full-time, an accounting of the number of hours the applicant was employed;

(6) If the applicant was self-employed or if the applicant's experience was avocational, verification shall include a statement, signed by the applicant under penalty of perjury, detailing the information described in (n)(1) through (n)(5), above, and must be further substantiated, in writing, by other person(s) having first-hand knowledge of the applicant's self-employment or avocation, such as the applicant's accountant, major supplier of goods, or major user of goods or services.

(h) "Experience" means full-time or part-time experience directly related to the subject to be named on the credential. Experience may be paid or not paid. No more than one year of experience shall apply toward meeting designated subjects credential requirements during any twelve calendar month period. 1000 clock hours shall be the minimum required for each year of experience. Part-time experience may be cumulated to equate to the required 1000 clock hours of experience.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225


Education Code 44260.2

Education Code 44260.3

Education Code 44260.5

(Amended by Register 2011, No. 18.)