National Board Support Program
Teaching English Learners
WHAT DOES THE BILINGUAL AUTHORIZATION AUTHORIZE ME TO TEACH?
The Bilingual Authorization authorizes the following instruction to English learners:
Instruction for English language development (ELD) designed specifically for EL students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.
Instruction for primary language development for EL students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in their primary language.
Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE) – instruction in a subject area delivered in English that is specially designed to provide EL students with access to the curriculum.
Content Instruction Delivered in the Primary Language – instruction for EL students in a subject area delivered in the students’ primary language.
California Subject Examinations for Teachers: Languages Other than English (CSET:LOTE) can be found at http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com. The examination route for this authorization is the CSET: LOTE. Candidates take examinations on language, bilingual methodology and culture of emphasis. These are:
CSET: LOTE II or III (depending upon the language)
CSET: LOTE IV – Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; Intercultural Communication; and Instruction and Assessment
CSET: LOTE V – Geographic and Historical Contexts; Sociopolitical and Sociocultural Contexts
Bilingual Authorization Requirements
The CTEL Examination may be used to satisfy a portion of the requirements for the Bilingual Authorization. For complete information on certification requirements, please refer to the CSET® Web site at http://www.cset.nesinc.com.
The CTEL examinations consist of the following three tests:
CTEL 1: Language and Language Structure
CTEL 2: Assessment and Instruction
CTEL 3: Culture and Inclusion
The CSET: LOTE examinations used for bilingual authorizations consist of the following three tests:
Test II (or III depending on specific language): Language and Communication
(Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)
Test IV: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Test V: Geographic, Historical, Sociopolitical, and Sociocultural Contexts
Information for All Candidates
CLAD Certificates [PDF]
Bilingual Authorizations [PDF]
Certificate of Completion of Staff Development [PDF]
Serving English Learners [PDF]
Commission-approved CTEL Programs
Programs with Plan to Combine Coursework with Exams [PDF]
Teaching English Learners
Teachers of English learners (EL) must hold an appropriate document or authorization for English language development, specially designed academic instruction delivered in English, or content instruction delivered in the primary language. Such classrooms may be referred to as ESL, sheltered, or bilingual. EL Authorizations, Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificates, and Bilingual Authorizations are currently issued to individuals seeking certification authorizing instruction to English learners. For a summary of all documents that authorize instruction to EL students