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Adding Supplementary Authorizations to Teaching Credentials Used Predominantly in Elementary Schools.   

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(a) The holder of a valid teaching credential specified in Education Code Section 44256(b) may have one or more of the subjects listed in subsection (c) added as a supplementary authorization. The candidate or an approved institution shall verify completion of either (1) or (2) below:

(1) 20 semester hours or 10 upper division semester hours of non-remedial collegiate course work in each subject from subsection (c) to be listed, or

(2) a collegiate major in a subject directly related to each subject from subsection (c) to be listed.

A "C" grade or above in any course used to meet the provisions of this section shall be required. Non-remedial coursework for the purposes of this section shall be defined as coursework that is applicable toward a bachelor's degree or a higher degree at a regionally accredited college or university.

(b) Candidates seeking supplementary authorization in any language other than English shall, in addition to requirements specified in subsection (a), submit verification of having either (1), (2), (3), or (4) below:

(1) passed the oral language portion of the Bilingual Certificate of Competence Examination in the language to be listed on the credential. Such verification shall be in the form of a letter from any institution or other educational agency, approved by the Commission as an assessor agency for the Bilingual Certificate of Competence. Whenever a written assessment instrument for a language other than Spanish is not available, a panel may be used by assessor agencies to assess a candidate's knowledge of the target language competencies, in accordance with Commission guidelines regulating assessment for languages other than Spanish, or

(2) passed the speaking and listening sections of Test 6 of the Cross cultural Language and Academic Development/Bilingual Crosscultural language and Academic Development (CLAD/BCLAD) Examinations described in Section 80015.3 in the language to be listed on the credential; or

(3) oral proficiency in the language to be listed on the credential at a level equivalent to that of a person with a bachelor's degree with a major in that language. This level of proficiency shall be verified by a letter from the Chair of the Language Department of a regionally accredited four year college or university, or

(4) oral proficiency in the language to be listed on the credential at the level required to complete a Bilingual Emphasis or Bilingual Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis Credential Program as verified by a letter from a person authorized to issue such verification by the college or university that offers such a program.

(c) The following subject may be added as supplementary authorizations to a valid teaching credential specified in Education Code Section 44256(b):

(1) Agriculture, including at least one course in each of the following areas: animal science, plant science, and agricultural mechanics;

(2) Art, including at least one course in each of the following areas: drawing and painting, art history or appreciation, and crafts;

(3) Business, including at least one course in each of the following areas: business management, business marketing or introduction to business, computer concepts and applications, economics, business communications or business English, and accounting;

(4) Computer Concepts and Applications, including at least one course in each of the following areas: software evaluation and selection, hardware operation and functions, and classroom uses of computers;

(5) English, including at least one course in each of the following areas: grammar or language structure, composition, and literature;

(6) A Language Other Than English (Specify), including at least one course in the language covering each of the following areas: grammar, composition, conversation, and literature;

(7) Health Science, including at least one course in each of the following areas: substance abuse (including alcohol, drug, and tobacco), family life education (including human sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases), nutrition, comprehensive school health systems or programs, and health education theory, behavior, or foundations;

(8) Home Economics, including at least one course in each of the following areas: food and nutrition, clothing, child development, and family life and parenting;

(9) Industrial Arts, including at least one course in each of the following areas: drafting or graphic arts, woods or metals, and electricity or electronics;

(10) Mathematics, including at least one course in each of the following areas (all course work shall be at least at a level for which intermediate algebra is a prerequisite): algebra, geometry, and development of the real number system or introduction to mathematics; or three courses in calculus or other mathematics courses for which algebra and geometry are prerequisites;

(11) Music, including at least one course in each of the following areas: vocal music, instrumental music, music history or appreciation, and music theory;

(12) Physical Education, including at least one course in each of the following areas: team sports and games, fundamental and creative movement skills (such as dance and gymnastics), human movement motor development, and/or motor learning, and individual, dual, nontraditional and global sports and games (such as aquatics, condition, and archery);

(13) Science, including at least one course in each of the following areas: biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, and physics; and

(14) Social Science, including at least one course in each of the following areas: United States history, California history, world history, geography, and United States government.

(d) Home Economics Supplementary Authorizations must include a laboratory component in one of the listed subject areas. The course of study must cover both subject areas of food and nutrition but a single course may be used to meet the requirement. The course of study must cover both subject areas of family life and parenting, but a single course may be used to meet the requirement.

(e) Science Supplementary Authorizations Authorized by 80057.5((c)13) shall include a one-year sequence of courses in at least two of the listed subject areas. At least one course must include a laboratory component.

(f) A subject specified in subsection(c) and listed on a teaching credential specified in Education Code Section 44256(b) as a supplementary authorization shall authorize the teaching of courses related to that subject in departmentalized classes in grades 9 and below.

(g) Applicants who are progressing toward completion of supplementary authorization requirements as they existed on July 1, 1996, shall have until July 1, 1998, to apply for said authorizations.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(b)

Reference:

Education Code 44256(b)

(Amended by Register 96, No. 44.)