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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. Article 1. General Provisions and Definitions. Requirements for the Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate or English Learner Authorization.   

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A Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate or English learner authorization can be earned in the following ways:

(a) Through supplementary coursework: The requirements for earning a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization through supplementary coursework include (1) through (4) below:

(1) Possession of a valid credential or permit as specified in Section 80015.2(a).

(2) Verification of experience learning a second language obtained through one of the options described in subsections (A) through (P). One of the options must be completed. Partial completion of more than one option will not be accepted except that an applicant may combine partial completion of semester units under option (A) with language training under option (B) at fifteen hours of training equaling one semester unit. Any option or the combination of (A) and (B), with the exception of option (P), must be completed with one language.

(A) Completion of six semester units (or nine quarter units) in coursework that emphasizes the learning of a language other than English (including American Sign Language). A grade of "C" or better. "Pass," or "Credit," must be earned in each course. This option must be verified by an official transcript from a regionally accredited college or university, or comparable institution outside the United States. Professional Development and Continuing Education units from such institutions are acceptable. Coursework in the methodology of teaching a language is not acceptable.

(B) Completion of 90 hours of language training, with a grade of "C" or better or the equivalent, in a language other than English offered under the auspices of the California Department of Education's Bilingual Teacher Training Program (BTTP) or by a county office or school district whose program, prior to its implementation, has been deemed equivalent to the BTTP by the California Department of Education. This training is to be verified by a letter signed by an authorized representative of the BTTP or county or district program.

(C) Successful completion of the training in a language other than English given by the Peace Corps to volunteers preparing to serve in a non-English speaking country, verified by official Peace Corps documentation.

(D) Passage of Test II or III of the CSET: LOTE Examinations depending on the specific language as detailed in Section 80015.3(c)(3) or any two of the four parts (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) of Test 6 of the CLAD/BCLAD Examinations, described in Section 80015.3(a)(6), verified by an official score report.

(E) Passage of any nationally administered, standardized examination in a language other than English for which the Commission has established a passing score, verified by an official score report.

(F) A proficiency level of "novice-high" or above on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc. (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines or "0+" (zero plus) or above on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Proficiency Descriptions, verified by an official score report.

(G) A score on a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination in a language other than English administered by the College Board equal to or higher than the minimum score recommended by the American Council on Education for awarding credit for two semesters, verified by an official score report.

(H) Possession of a teaching credential from another state that authorizes instruction in a language other than English.

(I) Residence in a non-English speaking country or countries for twelve consecutive months at age 18 or older, verified by passports, work visas, letters from employers, or other documents.

(J) Successful completion of one academic year (over a single period) at age 14 or above at a school in which all instruction, except in the subject area of English, was delivered in a language other than English, verified by an official transcript or a letter from the school.

(K) Successful completion of two academic years between the ages of 10 and 14, inclusive, at a school in which all instruction, except in the subject area of English, was delivered in a language other than English, verified by an official transcript or a letter from the school.

(L) Initial arrival at age 12 or older in the United States after having spent the years from birth to age 12 in a non-English speaking country or countries, verified by a birth certificate, passport, entry visas, or other documents.

(M) Successful completion of three years of course work in a language other than English in grades seven through 12 in a public or private school with an average grade of B or better, verified by an official transcript or a letter from the school.

(N) Achievement of a score on the Advanced Placement Examination in a language other than English offered by Educational Testing Service for which college credit or advanced standing is awarded, verified by either an official transcript or a letter from the registrar's or admission's office from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

(O) Achievement on a college or university placement examination in a language other than English for which 1) a minimum of six semester academic units or the equivalent quarter units are awarded or 2) placement in an advanced level course, defined as no lower than the second year of a multi-year sequence, is given or 3) an exemption from a one year requirement is granted. This must be verified by either an official transcript or a letter from the registrar's or admission's office from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

(P) Possession of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university as specified in Section 80457.

(3) Completion of one of the following:

(A) 24 semester units (or 36 quarter units) or 12 upper-division/graduate semester units (or 18 upper-division/graduate quarter units) of coursework as defined in subsection (5). The coursework must be applicable toward a bachelor's degree or a higher degree at a regionally accredited college or university; must be verified by an official transcript from such an institution; and must have been completed on or before January 31, 2008. Final date for initial issuance of a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization pursuant to this subsection shall be January 31, 2011; or

(B) Commission-approved California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec44373(c), including verification of program completion as provided in Education Code section 44227(b).

(4) Submission of a complete application packet and fee(s) as specified in Section 80487.

(5) A grade of "C" or higher, "Pass," or "Credit" must be earned in the coursework used to qualify for the CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization pursuant to Section 80015(a)(3)(A). All of the coursework must be in the three subject areas listed in subsections (A), (B), and (C) below, and all three of the subject areas must be covered in the set of coursework used to satisfy this requirement.

(A) Language structure and first- and second-language development, including the following:

1. Language structure and use: universals and differences (including the structure of English), and

2. Theories and factors in first- and second-language development.

(B) Methodology of bilingual instruction, instruction for English language development, and specially designed academic instruction delivered in English, including the following:

1. Theories and methods of bilingual education.

2. Theories and methods of instruction for English language development.

3. Theories and methods of specially designed academic instruction delivered in English, and

4. Language and content area assessment.

(C) Culture and cultural diversity, including the following:

1. Nature and content of culture,

2. Crosscultural contact and interactions,

3. Cultural diversity in the United States and California, and

4. Providing culturally responsive instruction.

(6) The holder of a Supplementary Authorization in either English as a Second Language (ESL) or Introductory ESL may use that document to earn a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization. A Supplementary Authorization in ESL or Introductory ESL will remain valid as long as the holder's prerequisite teaching credential remains valid. A Supplementary Authorization in ESL or Introductory ESL authorizes instruction for English language development, as defined in Education Code Section 44253.2(a), at the levels and in the grades specified in Sections 80057.5 and 80089 as those sections existed on January 1, 1993. The requirements for earning a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization for holders of the Supplementary Authorization in ESL or Introductory ESL include all of the following:

(A) Experience learning a second language as specified in Section 80015(a)(2).

(B) Completion of three semester units (or four quarter units) of coursework in the theories and methods of specially designed academic instruction delivered in English. The coursework must be applicable toward a bachelor's degree or a higher degree at a regionally accredited college or university and must be verified by an official transcript from such an institution. A grade of "C" or higher, "Pass," or "Credit" must be earned in each course. Coursework completed after January 31, 2008 to satisfy this requirement must be verified by a Commission-approved CTEL program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code secsec 44373(c).

(C) Submission of a complete application packet and fee(s) as specified in Section 80487.

(7) The holder of a certificate of completion issued pursuant to Education Code secsec 44253.10 or 44253.11 may use that document to earn a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization. The requirements for earning a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization for holders of such a certificate of completion include all of the following:

(A) Possession of a valid credential or permit as specified in Section 80015.2(a).

(B) Experience learning a second language as specified in Section 80015(a)(2).

(C) Completion of coursework as follows:

1. Holders of a certificate of completion for specially designed academic instruction delivered in English (SDAIE) must complete nine semester units (or twelve quarter units) of upper-division/graduate coursework as described in Section 80015(a)(5) above except that the coursework need not include the topics listed in subsections (A)1, (A)2, (B)3, and (C)4. Coursework completed after January 31, 2008 to satisfy this requirement must be verified by a Commission-approved CTEL program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec 44373(c).

2. Holders of a certificate of completion for English language development (ELD) must complete nine semester units (or twelve quarter units) of upper-division/graduate coursework as described in Section 80015(a)(5) above except that the coursework need not include the topics listed in subsections (A)1, (A)2, (B)2, and (C)4. Coursework completed after January 31, 2008 to satisfy this requirement must be verified by a Commission-approved CTEL program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec 44373(c).

3. Holders of two certificates of completion, one for SDAIE and one for ELD must complete six semester units (or eight quarter units) of upper-division/graduate coursework as described in Section 80015(a)(5) above except that the coursework need not include the topics listed in subsections (A)1, (A)2, (B)2, (B)3, and (C)4. Coursework completed after January 31, 2008 to satisfy this requirement must be verified by a Commission-approved CTEL program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec 44373(c).

4. Holders of a certificate of completion for both SDAIE and ELD must complete nine semester units (or twelve quarter units) of upper-division/graduate coursework as described in Section 80015(a)(5) above except that the coursework need not include the topics listed in subsections (A)1, (A)2, (B)2, (B)3, and (C)4. Coursework completed after January 31, 2008 to satisfy this requirement must be verified by a Commission-approved CTEL program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec 44373(c).

(D) Submission of a complete application packet and fee(s) as specified in Section 80487.

(b) By examination: The requirements for earning a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization by examination include all of the following:

(1) Possession of a valid credential or permit as specified in Section 80015.2(a).

(2) Experience learning a second language as specified in Section 80015(a)(2).

(3) Passage of either Tests 1, 2, and 3 of the CLAD/BCLAD Examinations or Tests 1, 2, and 3 of the CTEL Examinations described in Section 80015.3. Each passing score must have been earned within five years prior to the date of application for a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization.

(4) Submission of a complete application packet and fee(s) as specified in Section 80487.

(c) By converting a Language Development Specialist Certificate: Converting a Language Development Specialist Certificate to a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization is not required. Unless used to apply for a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization, a Language Development Specialist Certificate shall remain valid as long as the holder's prerequisite credential or permit remains valid. The Language Development Specialist Certificate authorizes the same services as the CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization as specified in Section 80015.2(b) and may be used in conjunction with any valid prerequisite credential or permit per Section 80015.2(d). The requirements for earning a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization by converting a Language Development Specialist Certificate is submission of a complete application packet and fee as specified in Section 80487.

(d) By converting a CLAD Certificate: Converting a CLAD Certificate to an English learner authorization is not required. Unless used to apply for an English learner authorization, a CLAD Certificate shall remain valid as long as the holder's prerequisite credential or permit remains valid. The CLAD Certificate authorizes the same services as the English learner authorization as specified in Section 80015.2(b) and may be used in conjunction with any valid prerequisite credential or permit per Section 80015.2(d). The requirement for earning an English learner authorization by converting a CLAD Certificate is submission of a complete application and fee(s) as specified in Section 80487.

(e) The provisions in Sections 80015(a)(3) and 80015(b)(3) may be combined toward the issuance of a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization as determined by a Commission-approved CTEL program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code section 44373(c) and verified by the program as provided in section 44227(b).

Authority cited:

Education Code 44253.9

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44227(b)

Education Code 44253.3

Education Code 44253.6

Education Code 44253.10

Education Code 44253.11

Education Code 44225(b)

Education Code 44225(d)

Education Code 44373(c)

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 43.)