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Certificates of Completion of Staff Development to Teach English Language Development and/or Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English to Limited-English-Proficient Students   

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(a) Applicants for a Certificate of Completion of Staff Development to teach English language development and/or specially designed academic instruction delivered in English to limited-English-proficient students must meet the following requirements:

(1) hold a valid basic teaching credential as defined in Education Code Section 44203(e);

(2) by January 1, 1999, meet the employment status criteria described in Education Code Section 44253.10(a)(1) as verified by the teacher under penalty of perjury and subject to audit by the Commission;

(3) complete one of the following staff development programs in methods of specially designed content instruction delivered in English or English language development, or both, as specified, that has been determined by the Commission to meet the guidelines and standards established pursuant to Education Code Section 44253.10, prior to January 1, 2005, and submit verification by the school district, county office of education, college or university, or other approved agency, whose program has been approved by the Commission, on the Recommendation for Certificate of Completion of Staff Development form (41-395 rev. 5/00) provided by the Commission:

(A) To provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English as defined in Education Code Section 44253.2(b) to students in a class or subject authorized by the applicant's basic teaching credential: 45 clock hours in either specially designed content instruction delivered in English or in a combination of specially designed content instruction delivered in English and English language development.

(B) To provide instruction for English language development as defined in Education Code Section 44253.2(a) to students in a departmentalized class in the subject and grade authorized by the applicant's basic teaching credential: the same 45 clock hours in specially designed content instruction delivered in English, or combination of specially designed content instruction delivered in English and English language development, completed for subsection (A) above.

(C) To provide instruction for English language development as defined in Education Code Section 44253.2(a) to students in a self-contained classroom, either 1. or 2. below:

1. nine years of experience in California public schools verified by the teacher under penalty of perjury and subject to audit by the Commission, experience or training in teaching limited-English-proficient students as described in Title 5 Section 80689.2(a)(2) verified by the teacher under penalty of perjury and subject to audit by the Commission, and the same 45 clock hours in specially designed academic instruction delivered in English, or combination of specially designed content instruction delivered in English and English language development, completed for subsection (A) above.

2. fewer than nine years of experience in California public schools or insufficient experience or training in teaching limited-English-proficient students to meet the requirements of subsection (a)(3)(C)1. above and the same 45 clock hours in specially designed academic instruction delivered in English, or combination of specially designed content instruction delivered in English and English language development, completed for subsection (A) above, plus, within three years of completing the staff development in subsection (A) and before January 1, 2008, an additional 45 clock hours in English language development, or combination of specially designed content instruction delivered in English and English language development.

(4) Submit a completed Application for Credential Authorizing Public School Service (form 41-4 rev. 7/00), verification of completion of the above requirements, including the Recommendation for Certificate of Completion of Staff Development (form 41-395 rev. 5/00) and employment-status and experience self-verifications, and a fee of forty-five dollars.

(b) Period of validity: The Certificate of Completion of Staff Development shall remain valid as long as the basic teaching credential, defined in (a)(1), remains valid.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(q)

Education Code 44253.10

Reference:

Education Code 44203(e)

Education Code 44253.2

Education Code 44253.10

(Added by Register 2001, No. 17.)