4112.22 BP - Teacher Qualifications For Instruction to English Learners

Personnel     
Board Policy No. 4112.22
Policy Adopted:  June 3, 2004

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS FOR INSTRUCTION TO ENGLISH LEARNERS



The Governing Board recognizes that the recruitment, development, and retention of an adequate number of qualified instructors is essential to the success of programs for English Learners. The Governing Board shall ensure that all teaching personnel assigned to provide instruction to English Learners possess the appropriate authorization.

All teachers who are assigned to provide any of the following services must hold an appropriate authorization to provide instruction to students:
•    Instruction for English language development (ELD)
•    Specially designed academic instruction delivered in English (SDAIE)
•    Content instruction delivered in the primary language


Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
44253.5-44253.7 Certification for bililngual-crosscultural competence
44259.5 Standards for Teachers of all students, including English language learners
52150-52151 Bilingual teacher grant program
52160-52178.4 Bilingual-Bicultural Act of 1976
52180-52186 Bilingual teacher training assistance program
62000-62005.5 Evaluation and sunsetting of programs
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
80680-80690.1 Staff Development programs for teachers of English learners
20 UNITED STATES CODE, 1702-1703
Teresa P. et al. V. Berkeley Unified School District et al.
San Francisco Federal District Court, 2/14/89, Dock No. Civ.87-2396

 

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