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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. General Provisions and Definitions.Requirements for the Bilingual Authorization.   

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A bilingual authorization can be earned in one of the following ways:

(a) By examination: The requirements for earning a bilingual authorization by examination include all of the requirements specified in subsections (1), (2), and (3) below:

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

(2) Completion of one of the requirements listed below in subsections (A) through (D). All test scores used to qualify for a bilingual authorization, with the exception of scores on the CLAD/BCLAD Examinations, must have been earned within five years prior to the date of application for the bilingual authorization. CLAD/BCLAD Examination scores used to qualify for a bilingual authorization must have been earned within seven years prior to the date of application for the bilingual authorization. The CLAD/BCLAD and CSET: LOTE Examinations referred to in this subsection are those examinations described in Section 80015.3.

(A) Passage of Tests 1 through 3 of the CTEL Examinations and Test II or III depending on the specific language as detailed in Section 80015.3(c)(3), Test IV, and Test V of the CSET: LOTE Examinations.

(B) Passage of Tests 1 through 6 of the CLAD/BCLAD Examinations.

(C) Passage of Tests 4, 5 and 6 of the CLAD/BCLAD Examinations and one of the following:

1. Possession of a Language Development Specialist Certificate (pursuant to Article 3.5, commencing with Section 44475, of Chapter 3 of the Education Code as that article existed on December 31, 1992).

2. Completion of the coursework or program described in Section 80015(a)(3).

3. Possession of a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization as described in Section 80015.

(D) Passage of Test II or III depending on the specific language as detailed in Section 80015.3(c)(3), Test IV and Test V of the CSET: LOTE Examinations, and one of the following:

1. Possession of a Language Development Specialist Certificate (pursuant to Article 3.5, commencing with Section 44475, of Chapter 3 of the Education Code as that article existed on December 31, 1992).

2. Completion of the coursework or program described in Section 80015(a)(3).

3. Possession of a CLAD Certificate or English learner authorization as described in Section 80015.

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

(4) In subsections (A) through (D) above, the requirement to pass Test 6 of the CLAD/BCLAD Examinations or Test II or Test III of the CSET: LOTE depending on the specific language as detailed in Section 80015.3(c)(3) may be waived by either of the following:

(A) Possession of a valid, non-emergency California Single Subject or Standard Secondary Teaching Credential with a major in a language other than English.

(B) Possession of a three-year or higher degree from a foreign institution in which all instruction is delivered in a language other than English. The foreign institution must be equivalent in status to a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

(b) By program: The requirements for earning a bilingual authorization by program include all of the requirements specified in subsections (1), (2), and (3) below:

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

(2) Commission-approved bilingual authorization program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec 44373(c), including verification of program completion as provided in Education Code sec 44227(b).

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

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

(d) The provisions in Sections 80015.1(a)(2) and 80015.1(b)(2) may be combined toward the issuance of a bilingual authorization as determined by a Commission approved bilingual authorization program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation as provided in Education Code sec 44373(c) and verified by the program as provided in Education Code sec 44227(b).

Authority cited:

Education Code 44253.9

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44227(b)

Education Code 44253.4

Education Code 44253.6

Education Code 44225(b),(d)

Education Code 44373(c)

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 43.)