Instruction for English Learners

Report
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Instruction for English
Learners
CCAC Conference
October 2012
Paula Jacobs, PSD
Roxann Purdue, CAW
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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
 Bilingual
− Instruction
presented in student’s primary
language (L1)
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Agenda
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Appropriate Assignment of Teachers
Previous and Currently Issued
Authorizations
Requirements, Application and
Submission for current EL Authorizations
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Update: EL Authorizations Advisory Panel
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Future: Revisions to EL Authorizations
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Coming Soon: Single Subject WL:ELD
Credential
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Appropriate Assignment of Teachers
EL authorizations required when local
level determines EL instructional
services needed regardless of . . .
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Schools’ “decile” rank
Subject area or type of setting
Number of EL students in the class
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Education Code §44253.1
“. . . 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. . .”
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Previous and Currently Issued EL
Authorizations
PREVIOUS
CURRENT
Language
Development
Specialist (LDS),
CLAD
Crosscultural Language and
Academic Development
(CLAD) Certificate
, EL Authorization
BCC, BCLAD
Bilingual Authorization
SB 1292 Certificate of
SB 1969,
SB395, AB2913 Completion of Staff
Development (CCSD)
CCSD
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CLAD Certificate or English Learner
Authorization (ELD and SDAIE)
Options for credential holders who have not
yet earned an English Learner authorization
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California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL)
Three Routes:
– CTEL Program
– CTEL Examination
– Combination: Program and passage of 1-2
subtests of CTEL examination
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CTEL Program Route
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Commission-accredited CTEL programs
Listed on the Approved Program chart
on Commission website
(Specialist Credentials and Certificates: CLAD)
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CLAD certificate or EL authorization
issued – online recommendation by
program sponsor
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CTEL Examination Route
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CTEL Exam Structure
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Test 1: Language and Language
Development
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Test 2: Assessment and Instruction
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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
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CTEL Combination Route
Exam Subtests and Program Coursework
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Exam Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
equivalent to CTEL Program Standards
Program Sponsors determine
– the alignment of CTEL exam subtest KSAs with
program coursework addressing standards
– whether or not courses align with examination
subtests
– whether they will make online
recommendation based on a combination route
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CTEL - exam and course alignment
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Prior CLAD Course Work
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Courses completed under prior CLAD
Certificate guidelines no longer eligible to
apply directly to Commission for certification
(Including courses completed outside of
California if teacher did not earn an equivalent
authorization on OOS Credential)
If CLAD Certificate was not obtained, may
contact an IHE with a CTEL-approved program
to request review of coursework
CTEL program may determine equivalency of
any prior course work
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Bilingual Authorization (2008)
(ELD, SDAIE and L1)
New Flexibility
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Authorization may be earned with
teaching authorization
Authorization may be added subsequent
to issuance of teaching credential
If program sponsor has clarified alignment
with CSET:LOTE exam subtests, program
may recommend based on combination
option
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Bilingual Authorization
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Preconditions - Candidates must hold or
qualify for CLAD certificate or English learner
teaching authorization (MS/SS/Ed Spec)
Three Routes
- Program coursework
- CSET: LOTE Examination
- Combination: Program coursework and
passage of 1-2 subtests of CSET: LOTE
examination
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Applications submitted via online direct
application or by mail for exam-only route
Other routes require recommendation online
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Bilingual Program Route
Guidance for Program Sponsors:
http//www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/ELA.html
 6 Program Standards
 27 Approved Bilingual Authorization Programs
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Listed on the Approved Program chart on
Commission website
– Specialist Credentials and Certificates:
Bilingual Authorization
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CSET: LOTE
Bilingual Examination Route
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CSET:LOTE Exam Structure
II or III - Language of emphasis
IV - Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
V - Bilingual Culture of emphasis
Examination KSAs and Program Standards
are equivalent
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com
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Languages
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Arabic
Armenian
Cantonese
Farsi
Filipino
French
German
Hebrew*
Hmong
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*Alternate assessor
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Italian*
Japanese
Khmer
Korean
Latin*
Mandarin
Portuguese*
Punjabi
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese
agency or program
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Bilingual Authorization
Combination Route
CSET: LOTE Subtests and Program
Coursework
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Program sponsor determines where coursework
is equivalent to subtest KSAs
Submits program document and/or alignment
matrix to CTC
Approved program recommends candidates
online when all program standards met
Coded 09-06
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Candidates with an Existing Credential:
Streamlined Structure
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Consolidation of BCLAD and CSET: LOTE
Examinations (Coded 06-0024)
Options for Bilingual Authorization
holders to earn Single Subject WL
Credential or SS:WL holders to earn
Bilingual Authorization
In all cases, the Bilingual Authorization is
dependent on candidate’s basic credential
authorization and meeting preconditions
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Emergency Teaching Permits
Options for appropriate assignment while
earning additional authorization
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Emergency CLAD and Bilingual Permits
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Appropriate prerequisite credential
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Bachelor’s degree
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Basic Skills Requirement, unless exempt
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Issued in one year periods
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Renewal based on course work or passage
of exams
Equivalent authorization statements
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SB 1292 Certificate of Completion of
Staff Development (CCSD)
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FOR holders of Service Credentials with a
Special Class Authorization and Designated
Subjects Vocational, CTE or Special
Subjects Credentials who have not yet
earned an English Learner authorization
Based on SB1292 CCSD Guidelines;
authorizes SDAIE only
Six Commission-approved 45-hour
programs (online programs available)
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CTE Programs and SDAIE
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Educator Preparation
Commission Responsibilities
Develop and maintain standards for
subject matter programs and educator
preparation programs
 Accredit program sponsors and
educator preparation programs that
meet standards
 Develop and maintain educator
licensure examinations
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Qualifying for a Credential
All Credential Candidates; multiple
and single subject, and education
specialist, must meet both subject
matter competence and pedagogical
competence requirements
NO EXCEPTIONS
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Meeting the Pedagogy Requirement
California-trained multiple and single
subject candidates must complete an
approved teacher preparation program
and must pass the Teaching Performance
Assessment (TPA)
 There are different models of teacher
preparation programs and the Teaching
Performance Assessment but all are
standards-based
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Update on EL Authorizations
Advisory (ELAA) Panel
Tasks
Review current EL Authorizations structure
 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?
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Important Considerations
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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
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California Teachers of ELs
CTEL KSAs and Program Standards
Basis for Current Authorizations
 Program or Exam for credentialed
teacher to add an EL authorization
 Revised KSAs presented to Commission
March 2012
 Field Review of proposed revisions to
CTEL KSAs – May 2012
 Anticipate revised exam – Fall 2013
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Future Authorization Structure
 Retain
current CTEL 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-K12 and for adults
 Limit
authorization for MS, SS, Ed Sp
– ELD and SDAIE to the settings and content
areas for which the basic credential authorizes
instruction
– Commission December 2012
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Future Authorization Structure
EL Authorization
Route
Multiple Subject
Teaching Credentials
Single Subject
Teaching Credentials
Education Specialist
Instruction
Credentials
Revised Scope of EL
Authorization
SDAIE and ELD in self-contained and
core settings
SDAIE and ELD within the content
area(s) authorized on the credential
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
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Transition to Future Authorizations
MS, SS, and Education Specialist
 Last Date to enroll for current
authorizations = 12/31/2013
 Time allowed for completion to retain
current authorization
– 2 years, traditional & blended programs
– 3 years, MS/SS Interns and Ed Spec
University Interns
– 4 years, Ed Spec District Interns
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ELAA Panel Tasks
Make recommendations reflective of current
research and best practices relative to
preparation of teachers to provide ELD and/or
SDAIE instruction
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Preliminary Teaching Credential Program
Standards
Multiple and Single Subject (MS/SS)
Education Specialist (Ed Spec)
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Induction/Clear Credential Program
Standards
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ELAA Panel Tasks
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Make Recommendations for Services
Credential Standards
– PPS Counseling, Social Work
– Administrative Services
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Provide analysis and direction for future
panels including possible standard
language
Field Review of recommended standard
revisions – Fall 2012
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ELAA Panel Tasks
 Develop
subject matter content for a
SS:WL credential in English
Language Development
 Develop
a new specialist credential
to support instruction of English
Learners
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NEW Single Subject World
Languages Content Area
World Languages –
English Language Development
WL: ELD
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Meeting The Subject Matter
Competence Requirement
 Single
Subject Candidates
Two options:
– Pass the appropriate CSET subject matter
examination
– Successfully complete a program of
subject matter preparation coursework
approved by the Commission
Note: A major in a subject is not the same as a
Commission-approved subject matter program
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SMRs and KSAs
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Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs)
– Typically apply to subject matter preparation
programs and examinations (SMRs for new
ELD examination and programs)
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
– Typically relate to pedagogy preparation and
pedagogy related examinations. (KSAs for
CTEL examination)
This assures that all candidates regardless of route
taken have demonstrated mastery of the same set
of competencies
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SMRs and ELD Teacher Preparation
Undergraduate
level
•Subject
matter
Competence;
meet SMRs
•Options:
CSET Exam
or Program
Graduate Level
Teacher
Preparation
•Learn ‘How’
to teach
•Pass
Teacher
Performance
Assessment
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Add new
authorization to
existing
credential
•Subject
matter
Competence;
meet SMRs
•Options:
CSET Exam
or Program
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ELD Subject Matter Content
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January 2012 - Commission adopted
subject matter content for WL:ELD
Represents scope and sequence of
content information for either CSET
examination or subject matter
program standards
5 Domains
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SMRs for ELD – 5 Domains
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Knowledge of English Learners in
California and the United States
Applied Linguistics
Cultural Foundations
Foundations of English Learner Education
in California and the United States
Principles of ELD Instruction and
Assessment to Promote Receptive and
Productive Language Proficiency
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English Language Development
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Differentiate preparation and
authorization to provide ELD
–context/setting in which it is provided
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Systematic ELD based on ELD
standards with goal of full
proficiency in English
Content-specific language
development
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ELD
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Systemic explicit instruction designed to
help English learners move along a
continuum of English language proficiency
including the development of literacy
Content is based on the state ELD
proficiency standards in English
ELD is commonly delivered as a separate
and distinct discipline that follows a
developmental scope and sequence of
language skills within functional contexts
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Contact Information
Credentialing [email protected]
 Assignments
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[email protected]
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Programs
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Paula Jacobs [email protected]
Examinations
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Phyllis Jacobson [email protected]
Donna Anderson [email protected]
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