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Policy Statement - 92-05 Language Development Specialist Certificate Credential

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Language Development Specialist certificate is designed for teachers of limited English proficient students working in California schools, grades K-12. Candidates who wish to earn this certificate from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing must complete the requirements listed here and pass a state- administered examination. 

PREREQUISITES: 
A bachelor's degree. 
A valid California Teaching Credential (K-12) 
One year of college study of a single foreign language or equivalent. 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 
Eight courses, one from each of the following categories: 

1. Linguistics and the Structure of Language 
LING 435 - Pedagogical Analysis of English (3) 
HUM 363I - Implications of Human Language (3) 

2. Language Acquisition 
C D 329 - Introduction to Language Acquisition (3) 
ED P 454 - Development of Communication Skills in Bilingual Contexts (3) 
LING 329 - Introduction to Language Acquisition (3) 

3. ESL Foundations 
ED P 485 - Foundations of Language Minority Instruction: Theory (3) 

4. ESL Methods and Materials 
LING 486 - Foundations of Language Minority Instruction: Practice (3) 
LING 561 - 2nd Language Curriculum Development (3) 

5. Language Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation 
C D 460/560 - Language Assessment of the Limited English Proficient Child (3) 
LING 562 - 2nd Language Testing and Assessment (3) 

6. Psycho-Social Context of Language Minority Instruction 
ANTH 421 - Education Across Cultures (3) 
ED P 573 - Intercultural Communication in Education (3) 

7. History and Status of Linguistic Minorities in California 
AIS 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 
AMST 310 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 
ASAM 319 - Education and the Asian American (3) 
ASAM 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 
ASAM 350 - Indochinese in America (3) 
B/ST 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 
ED P 576 - Education and Diversity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (3) 
CHLS 300 - History of the Chicano in the Southwest (3) 
CHLS 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 
CHLS 340 - The Chicano and Education (3) 
SBS 320 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 
W/ST 319 The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3) 

8. Practicum 
LING 593 - Practicum in ESL (3) 



Effective: Fall 1992