In conjunction with the State of California, service is provided to the following counties:
The primary purpose of the project is to provide in service training to assist teachers to obtain authorizations to teach English Learners (EL).
California Education Code Sections 44253.3 and 44253.4 require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to issue certificates that authorize the holder to provide specialized instruction to English Learners (EL). These certificates are the Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD™) Certificate and the Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD™) Certificate.
Section 44253.5 requires the CTC to develop and administer examinations on which a teacher can demonstrate competence in the knowledge and skill areas necessary for effective teaching of English Learners (EL). With expert advice from California educators and others, the CTC has developed the California Teacher of English Learners® (CTEL®) Examination for the purpose. The CTC has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to administer the examination.