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ERIC Number: EJ1112016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approves 8 ELL-Related Credential Options
Frost, Jeff; Cadiero-Kaplan, Karen; Kuhlman, Natalie
CATESOL Journal, v22 n1 p60-63 2010-2011
On September 30, 2010, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) voted unanimously to approve a set of eight recommendations for authorization to teach English language learners. These recommendations approved by the CTC had been in development for almost two years and they focused on several issues, including: (1) a specific focus on "academic language" and "academic literacy" in the context of teaching English learners; (2) the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for single-subject teachers to successfully use SDAIE; (3) standards that should be reviewed, updated, and revised to assure that the content provided in preparation programs regarding English learners reflects current research and issues in the field; (4) the authorization for 2042-prepared single-subject teachers should be limited to authorizing holders to provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction for English (SDAIE) instruction only and should not include an authorization to provide English language development (ELD); and (5) further study should be given to the issue of the possibility of establishing an advanced EL authorization to provide a resource to all teachers and administrators with respect to teaching English learners in the content areas. For "CATESOL," the most important of the eight recommendations approved by the commissioners was the development of a "New or World Language" credential. The development of this new ELD or "New World" credential will help meet the language and academic needs of California's long-term English learners (Olsen, 2010). This certification will place teachers specifically prepared to teach English learners in leveled ELD or ESL classes at the middle and high school levels. Having specifically certified teachers working with ELs will increase the linguistic and language competency of ELs such that they can be successful in school and as a result be reclassified.
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