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STAFF TEACHING STUDENTS OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

 

Definitions

 

English learner means a student who is age 3-21 years, who is enrolled or is preparing  to enroll in an elementary or secondary school, and whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the student the ability to meet state academic standards, the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English, or the opportunity to participate fully in society. An English learner may include a student who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English; a student who is Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas, who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual’s level of English language proficiency; or a student who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant. (Education Code 306; 20 USC 7801)

 

Instruction for English language development (ELD) means instruction designed specifically for limited-English-proficient students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. (Education Code 44253.2)

 

Specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) means instruction in a subject area, delivered in English, that is specially designed to meet the needs of limited- English-proficient students. (Education Code 44253.2)

 

Content instruction delivered in the primary language means instruction in a subject area delivered in the primary language of the student. (Education Code 44253.2)

 

Teacher Qualifications

 

Only a teacher who possesses an appropriate authorization issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) may provide instruction for ELD, SDAIE, and/or content instruction in any student’s primary language  a class with one or more English learners.

 

The County Superintendent shall make reasonable efforts to assign teachers with appropriate ELD authorizations to those students who need ELD instruction. However, where this is not possible the County Superintendent may assign those that meet any of the qualifications identified in 44253.1 et seq.

 

The County Superintendent may, for the purpose of providing primary language instruction, hire bilingual teachers who are employed in public or private schools of a foreign country, state, territory, or possession, provided such teachers speak English fluently and hold the necessary sojourn credential issued by the CTC. After the initial two-year sojourn credential expires, the teacher may annually apply to the CTC for an extension for a total period of not more than five

years. Any application for renewal shall include verification by the County Superintendent or designee that termination of the employment would adversely affect an existing bilingual program and that attempts to secure the employment of a qualified certificated California teacher have been unsuccessful. (Education Code 44856)

 

 

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE
306 Definition, English learner

44253.1-44253.11  Qualifications of teachers of English learners 

44258.9 County superintendent review of teacher assignment

44259.5 Standards for teachers of all students, including English language learners

44380-44386 Alternative certification
44856 Employment of teachers from foreign countries

52160-52178 Bilingual-Bicultural Act of 1976

52180-52186 Bilingual teacher training assistance program
62001-62005. 5 Evaluation and sunsetting of programs

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

80015 Requirements for the CLAD certification or English learner authorization

80015.1-80015.4 Requirements for CLAD, English learner authorization or bilingual authorization80016 Certificate of completion of staff development to teach English learners

80021 Short-Term Staff Permit

80021.1 Provisional Internship Program

80024.7-80024.8 Emergency CLAD and bilingual permits

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6601-6651  Training and recruiting high-quality teachers

6801-7014  Language instruction for English learners and immigrant students

7801  Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57  Highly qualified teachers

COURT DECISIONS

Teresa P. et al v. Berkeley Unified School District et al (1989) 724 F.Supp. 698

Management Resources:

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

Languages Other than English Single Subject Matter Standards for the Single Subject Teaching Credential, May 2004

CL-622 Serving English Learners, April 2006

 

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE

Administrator’s Assignment Manual

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Appropriate Assignment and Authorizations to Serve English Learners in California

CL-622 Serving English Learners

CL-626B Bilingual Authorizations

CL-626C Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate

CL-568 The Sojourn Certificated Employee Credential

CL-824 Certificate of Completion of Staff Development

 

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org; California Association for Bilingual Education: http://www.gocabe.org
California Department of Education, English Learners: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: http://www.catesol.org Commission on Teacher Credentialing:http://www.ctc.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

 

 

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