Teaching English Learners
Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
Only credential students enrolled in 6 or more required units each semester will receive a Pell Grant disbursement. If you take less than 6 required units in a semester, your Pell Grant amount will be $0 for that semester.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Incentive Program provides a $20,000 incentive award for California National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who teach in high-priority schools. This award is “granted to the extent that funds have been appropriated for this purpose in the annual Budget Act.”
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