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1 California Preparation to Teach English Learners Paula Jacobs, CTC Bilingual Coordinator s Network, March 2015

2 Outcomes Better understanding of the Role, Purpose and Functions of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Understand basic requirements of the Accreditation System for educator preparation in California Understand what EL authorization may mean, how it is earned, and when a separate authorization is needed. 2

3 Outcomes Understand local authority for hiring and retention policies and practices. Know how to stay informed using the Commission website and listserves. Know how to find information on the Commission website and where to direct questions. 3

4 What are your expectations for today? 4

5 What is the CTC? Commission on Teacher Credentialing California s state teacher and educator licensing agency Oldest independent standards board in the nation (one of 17 such boards) Commission that reports to the Governor s Office Commissioners appointed by the Governor and represent specific constituencies 5

6 The Commission on Teacher 19 member body Credentialing 15 voting members, 4 non voting members 14 appointed by the Governor, 1 Designee of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1 representative each from UC, CSU, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), and California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. Has general oversight and policymaking authority over accreditation 6

7 Commission Responsibilities Accreditation standards development, program approval, program review and accreditation Certification Process applications and issue credentials or documents. Discipline investigate misconduct and take adverse action when needed 7

8 Commission Committees Committee on Accreditation Makes decisions regarding the initial and continuing accreditation of programs Recommendations are made by a trained Review board (Board of Institutional Review) Committee on Credentials Makes recommendations to Commission based on investigation of misconduct or allegations of misconduct 8

9 Staff to the Commission Executive Director Accreditation - Professional Services Division (PSD) Certification - Certifications Division Discipline - Division of Professional Practices (DPP) 9

10 Preparing Teachers Commission on Teacher Credentialing Sets Standards for Teacher Preparation Oversees Educator Preparation programs Colleges and Universities (IHEs) Develop programs to prepare educators Recommend candidates for credentials Local Education Agencies (LEAs) Prepare and recommend educators Partner with colleges to provide teaching practice 10

11 The Accreditation System and Educator Preparation Purposes Accountability to the public and the profession Adherence to Standards High quality preparation for educators On-going program improvement 11

12 School Districts and County Offices of Education 7% Who prepares new teachers in California? Independent College/ University 43% ( data) California State University 44% University of California 6% 12

13 Accreditation Facts 261 Institutions provide educator preparation 47 different types of programs are in the accreditation system 1395 preparation programs are accredited in California 13

14 CA Teaching Credentials Multiple Subjects - instruction to the same students in several academic subjects Single Subject -instruction in one content area throughout the day, to different groups of students or grade levels Education Specialist instruction to students based on their identified special needs (MM, MS, ECSE, DHH, VI, PHI, LAD) Career Technical Education 14

15 Teaching Credentials (K-12) Must match services provided Must match needs of students served Special needs students Learning difficulties, deaf and hard of hearing, blind etc. Students not yet proficient in English 15

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17 Services Credentials Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling School Social Worker School Psychologist Administrative Services Credential School Nurse Teacher Librarian 17

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19 Commission Website 19

20 Education Code For these pupils to have access to quality education, their special needs must be met by teachers who have essential skills and knowledge related to English language development, specially designed content instruction delivered in English, and content instruction delivered in the pupils primary languages... 20

21 English Learner Authorizations English Language Development (ELD) Content subject area that provides instruction to promote the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) Instruction in subject matter, such as math or social science, presented in English Content Instruction delivered in student s primary language (L 1 ) 21

22 CA Preliminary Teaching Credentials July 1, ALL Accredited California Preliminary Teaching Credential Programs must include preparation for instruction of English Learners Multiple Subjects Single Subject Education Specialist Designated Subjects/CTE (SDAIE only) California Education Code (EC ) 22

23 Who might still need a separate EL Authorization? Teachers with CA credentials prior to EL preparation standards being embedded in all programs Administrators returning to the Classroom Out-of-State Credentialed teachers without EL Authorization 23

24 What is a separately issued EL authorization? CLAD certificate/(el authorization) for MS/SS or Education Specialist teachers Certificate of Completion of Staff Development (CCSD) SDAIE-only for CTE or Vocational Education teachers 24

25 Crosscultural Language and Academic Development What is it? (CLAD) Certificate (2006/Revised 2013) Who might need it? How is it earned? 25

26 CLAD Certificate or English Learner Authorization (ELD and SDAIE) Option for credential holders who have not yet earned an English Learner authorization California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Three Routes: CTEL Program CTEL Examination Combination: Program and passage of 1-2 subtests of CTEL examination 26

27 2013 CTEL Revisions Two authorization routes closely aligned CTEL Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) are the foundation for the Examination and the Program Standards January 2013, Commission-adopted revisions to CTEL KSAs 2013, examination revision Fall 2013, revised exam fully implemented , CTEL Programs revise coursework to address revisions to CTEL KSAs. 27

28 CTEL Examination Route CTEL Exam Structure Test 1: Language and Language Development Test 2: Assessment and Instruction Test 3: Culture and Inclusion Exams offered during testing windows in November, March, May and August Applications submitted via online direct application or by mail for exam-only route Other routes require recommendation online 28

29 Teaching English Learners 29

30 Recent Work of the Commission CA Preliminary Teaching Credentials Revisions to Teacher Preparation Standards Revised Authorization Statements and Codes Single Subject Credential: WL:ELD Clear Credentials/ Tier II Revisions to Induction/ Clear Teaching Credential Program Standards Intern Preparation for English Learners Preparation beyond the Teaching Credential 30

31 2011 EL Authorizations Advisory Panel Commission-appointed expert panel Drafted recommendations for the Commission Standards and authorization structure Commission requested stakeholder review of recommendations Revisions based on review Commission adoption Timeline for Implementation-2 years 31

32 Program Standards and EL Authorization Structure ELAA Panel Review Review and Analyze content of program standards based on EL services authorized Is it sufficient for ELD? Is it sufficient for SDAIE? Is there adequate focus on academic language and literacy? What is missing? 32

33 EL Panel Recommended Program Standard Revisions CTEL Programs for CLAD Certificate Preliminary Multiple Subject Preliminary Single Subject Preliminary Education Specialist General Education Induction General Education Clear Clear Education Specialist Induction 33

34 Commission Actions January 2013 Commission Agenda-Item 4B Standard revisions adopted: Reflect current research Represent best practices relative to preparation of teachers to provide ELD and/or SDAIE instruction Address preparation for instruction in academic literacy July 2013 Implementation Plans Due January Standards Fully Implemented in preparation Programs 34

35 Standards Webpage 35

36 Important Considerations Does the teaching authorization match the preparation? What type of EL instruction is authorized? What content, context or instructional setting is authorized? Multiple or Single Subject Self-contained, core, departmentalized K-12, EL, special needs 36

37 ELA 1 Broad EL Authorization Scope of the Authorization: SDAIE and ELD in the grade levels, subjects and settings authorized by the prerequisite teaching credential and ELD as a separate departmentalized content area in grades Pre-K-12 and for adults. 37

38 Commission Action Agenda Item 4F - August 8, 2012 Changes to EL Authorization Structure 1. CTEL retains full ELA1 authorization for ELD/SDAIE including departmentalized 2. Authorization provided through teacher preparation (MS/SS/ Ed Sp) will be limited to SDAIE and ELD in the setting and content area of the credential. 3. New basic single subject credential in WL:ELD specifically for departmentalized ELD

39 Transition Timeline December 31, Last Date to enroll for ELA1 authorizations Continuous enrollment/2 years for completion to retain current authorization one exception *3 years, Ed Spec District Interns (ELA3) Extension may be granted through appeal process Final ELA1 Issuance Dates: 12/31/2016; 12/31/

40 Enrolled January 1, 2014 EL Authorization Route Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials Revised Scope of EL Authorization SDAIE and ELD in self-contained and core settings Single Subject Teaching Credentials SDAIE and ELD within the content area(s) authorized on the credential Education Specialist Instruction Credentials SDAIE and ELD for students with special needs across the full continuum of placement options indicated in the students IEPs and in alignment with the disability categories authorized by the teacher s credential and authorizations 40

41 Rulemaking Process March 2013 Agenda Item 2B Approved proposed amendments to CCR: Title 5 April Coded Correspondence provides notice of Public Hearing June 2013 Public Hearing and Commission Action to file with CA Office of Administrative Law (OAL) August 12, OAL approval to amend CCR: Title 5 sections 80004, 80005, effective 10/1/

42 CTC Correspondence Coded Correspondence February 5, 2014, Approval of Amendments to CCR Title 5, EL authorizations and WL: ELD authorizations Credential Information Alert May 5, 2014; Changes to ELA Authorizations for MS,SS and Ed Sp 42

43 Important Facts EL authorizations are required when the local level determines EL instructional services are needed. Once an EL authorization is earned, it remains in force as long as the credential is valid. All current CTC-approved teacher preparation programs provide preparation for EL Authorization 43

44 Previous and Currently Issued EL Authorizations PREVIOUS Language Development Specialist (LDS), CLAD BCC, BCLAD SB 1969, SB395, AB2913 CCSD CURRENT Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate, EL Authorization Bilingual Authorization SB 1292 Certificate of Completion of Staff Development (CCSD) 44

45 Emergency Teaching Permits Options for appropriate assignment while earning additional authorization Emergency CLAD and Bilingual Permits Appropriate prerequisite credential Bachelor s degree Basic Skills Requirement, unless exempt Issued in one year periods Renewal based on course work or passage of exams Equivalent authorization statements 45

46 Contact Information Credentialing Assignments Accreditation and Program Approval Examinations CTC Exams Webpage 46

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