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Requirements for Adding an Authorization to an Existing Credential.   

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(a) A qualified applicant who holds a teaching credential as described in (b) and desires an additional authorization may apply for the authorization by recommendation of an institution approved by the Commission to recommend for the authorization, or may apply directly to the Commission pursuant to (c), (d), (e) or (f) below.

(b) The following definitions apply only to Section 80499. A "qualified applicant" is defined as a holder of a valid credential that meets the definition of a "basic teaching credential" pursuant to Education Code Section44203(e)(1) only. The "holder of a valid credential" is defined as an individual who possesses the appropriate, valid basic teaching credential.

(c) A qualified applicant holding a valid clear, life or professional clear Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain an additional authorization when the holder has verified either (1), (2), or (3) below.

(1) The holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential by verifying both of the following requirements:

(A) subject matter knowledge in the requested area by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program, and

(B) a course of three semester or four quarter units in subject matter pedagogy directly related to teaching in a departmentalized setting.

(2) The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential by verifying all of the following requirements:

(A) subject matter knowledge in the requested area by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program,

(B) a course of three semester or four quarter units in subject-matter pedagogy directly related to teaching in a self-contained setting, and

(C) study of alternative methods of developing English language skills as described in Education Code Sections 44259(b)(4) and 44283. This requirement may be satisfied by either completion of coursework or by passage of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) at the level required for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

(3) The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in an added authorization by verifying the following requirement:

(A) subject matter knowledge in the requested area by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program.

(4) A grade of "C" or better, "Pass," or "Credit," must be earned in the coursework in the study of alternative methods of developing English language skills and the subject-matter pedagogy.

(5) The applicant will be granted a clear multiple or single subject teaching authorization if the credential held is a clear or life. The applicant will be granted a professional clear multiple or single subject teaching authorization if the credential held is a professional clear.

(d) A qualified applicant holding a valid preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching authorization when the holder has verified successful completion of (1), (2), and (3) below:

(1) The holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential by verifying all of the following requirements:

(A) subject matter knowledge in the requested area by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program,

(B) a course of three semester or four quarter units in subject matter pedagogy directly related to teaching in a departmentalized setting,

(C) study of alternative methods of developing English language skills, as described in Education Code Section 44259(b)(4), and

(D) demonstration of a knowledge of the principles and provisions of the Constitution of the United States pursuant to Education Code Section 44335.

(2) The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential by verifying all of the following requirements:

(A) subject matter knowledge in the requested area by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program,

(B) a course of three semester or four quarter units in subject matter pedagogy directly related to teaching in a self-contained setting,

(C) study of alternative methods of developing English language skills as described in Education Code Sections 44259(b)(4) and 44283. This requirement may be satisfied by either completion of coursework or by passage of the RICA at the level required for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and

(D) demonstration of a knowledge of the principles and provisions of the Constitution of the United States pursuant to Education Code Section 44335.

(3) The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in an added authorization by one of the following methods:

(A) The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in an added authorization by verifying the requirements described in (A), (C), and (D) of (d)(1). It will be valid for five years from the original issuance date of the initial preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

(B) The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential may obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential in an added authorization by verifying subject matter knowledge described in (A) of (d)(1). It will be valid for two years from the original issuance date of the initial preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

(4) A grade of "C" or better, "Pass," or "Credit," must be earned in the coursework in the study of alternative methods of developing English language skills and the subject-matter pedagogy.

(5) The applicant will be granted a 5-year preliminary multiple or single subject teaching authorization, with the exceptions described in (d)(3). Upon completion of all requirements for the professional clear credential as specified in Education Code, Section 44259(c), the qualified applicant may be granted a professional clear single or multiple subject teaching authorization.

(e) A qualified applicant holding a valid teaching credential obtained prior to January 1, 1974, who has completed a fifth year program after earning a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution may obtain a clear multiple or single subject teaching authorization by verifying subject matter knowledge in the requested area. Subject matter knowledge can be verified by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program.

(f) A qualified applicant holding a valid teaching credential obtained prior to January 1, 1974, but who has not yet completed a fifth year program after earning a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution, may obtain a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching authorization when the holder has verified subject matter knowledge in the requested area by completion of either the appropriate subject-matter examination(s) adopted by the Commission, or a Commission-approved subject-matter program. Upon completion of a fifth year program including the recommendation of a Commission-approved institution, the qualified applicant may be granted a clear multiple or single subject teaching authorization.

(g) When a teacher is assigned outside his or her grade level or subject-matter authorization, opportunities for the teacher to have available transitional supervision or training shall be provided as deemed appropriate by the district or county superintendent.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44225(e)

Education Code 44259

(Amended by Register 2000, No. 2)