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Specific Requirements for Programs of Personalized Preparation for the Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential.   

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(a) The application for Commission approval of programs of personalized preparation for the designated subjects adult education teaching credential shall specify the skills and knowledge to be required of the candidate, for recommendation for the specific credential as follows:

(1) Level I requirements for the designated subjects adult education teaching credential: a minimum of four semester units or 60 clock hours of instruction in the following areas:

(A) Diversity in Students and Communities (including, but not limited to, understanding of student differences; respect for diversity; and mainstreaming);

(B) Adult Learning Process (including, but not limited to, principles and practices of adult learning; adaptation of instruction to student differences; problem solving and critical thinking skills; flexible instructional planning;

encouragement of positive student attitudes toward learning; and instruction relevant and appropriate to the interests and needs of adult learners);

(C) Instructional Practices (including, but not limited to, awareness and use of instructional practices that are appropriate for students' abilities and skills; use of a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of computers in an instructional setting; student motivation; promotion of excellence and involvement; and classroom management);

(D) Evaluation of Instruction and Student Achievement (including, but not limited to, understanding of relationship between evaluation results and the selection of instructional content; and ability to monitor and evaluate student progress);

(E) Interpersonal Relations (including, but not limited to, self-esteem and respect; and effective communication with students);

(2) Level II requirements for the designated subjects adult education teaching credential; a minimum of five semester units or 75 clock hours of instruction in the following areas:

(A) Diversity in Students and Communities (including, but not limited to, understanding and sensitivity toward the cultural heritage; community values and individual aspirations of diverse students);

(B) Instructional Technology (including, but not limited to, lesson planning, use of a variety of materials, equipment and technologies; ability to use computers and accompanying technology; knowledge and ability to use appropriate technology);

(C) Curriculum (including, but not limited to, development of course outlines; and preparation of lesson plans);

(D) Evaluation of instruction and Student Achievement (including, but not limited to, use of a variety of techniques to determine student needs; determination and communication to students of appropriate achievement criteria);

(E) Counseling and Guidance (including, but not limited to, knowledge of a variety of counseling and guidance services; and identification of specific services to assist students);

(F) Community, Legislative and Occupational Relationships (including, but not limited to, roles of governing boards and advisory councils; effective marketing techniques; awareness and utilization of career information; the legislative process and its effect on adult education; awareness of relevant laws and regulations; and funding sources);

(G) Interpersonal Relation (including, but not limited to, understanding of adult developmental stages; motivational group facilitation and conflict resolution skills).

(b) The LEA is responsible to work cooperatively with ESDs in implementing each and all components of the program in a manner that is responsive to the personalized needs of the designated subjects participants.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225

Reference:

Education Code 44260.3

Education Code 44260.5

(Amended by Register 95, No. 15.)