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The County Superintendent recognizes that LACOE's ability to provide a high-quality educational program is dependent upon the employment of certificated staff that who is adequately prepared and has demonstrated proficiency in basic skills and in the subject matter to be taught.

Certificated employees must possess a valid credential or present verification that they have qualified and applied for a credential which will cover the certification authorization of the service to be rendered in LACOE. LACOE shall ensure that persons employed in positions requiring certification possess the appropriate credential or permit in positions from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) authorizing their employment in such position.

(cf. 4111/4211/4311 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.5/4312.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

All teachers of core academic subjects shall meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. (20 USC 6319, 7801; 5 CCR 6100-6125)

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

When a credentialed teacher or intern is not available, LACOE may request that the CTC issue a short-term staff permit, provisional internship permit (PIP), visiting faculty permit, emergency permit, or credential waiver under the conditions and limitations provided in state or federal law.

The County Superintendent or designee shall provide support and guidance to noncredentialed teachers in accordance with law to ensure the quality of the instructional program. He/she also may provide assistance and support to staff holding preliminary credentials to help them meet the qualifications required for the professional clear credential

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development_

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support Induction)

(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

The County Superintendent encourages LACOE teachers to voluntarily seek additional certification from the National County Superintendent for Professional Teaching Standards which demonstrates advanced knowledge and teaching skills.

LACOE shall inform all teachers about the program and how to acquire the necessary application and information materials. The County Superintendent or designee may provide release time, fee support, a stipend upon completion, or other support to teachers participating in the program contingent upon funding.

(cf. 4161.3 - Professional Leaves)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8360-8370 Qualifications of child care personnel

32340-32341 Unlawful issuance of a credential

35186 Complaints regarding teacher vacancy or misassignment

41520-41522 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant

42647 Eligibility to issue warrants

44066 Limitations on certification requirements

44200-44399 Teacher credentialing, especially:

44250-44277 Credential types; minimum requirements

44279.1-44279.7 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program

44300-44302 Emergency permits and visiting faculty permits

44320.2 Teachers' performance assessment

44325-44328 District interns

44330-44355 Certificates and credentials

44380-44387 Alternative certification program

44395-44399 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

44420-44440 Revocation and suspension of credentials

44450-44468 University internship program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

44735 Teaching as a Priority Block Grant

44830-44929 Employment of certificated persons; requirement of proficiency in basic skills

56060-56063 Substitute teachers in special education

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

6100-6125 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80001-80674.6 Commission on Teacher Credentialing

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 Parental notifications

6312 Title I local educational agency plan

6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 Highly qualified teachers

200.61 Parent notification regarding teacher qualifications

COURT DECISIONS

Association of Mexican-American Educators et al. v. State of California and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, (1993) 836 F.Supp. 1534

Management Resources:

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE

08-11 Approval of Amendments to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist Short-Term Staff Permit, July 18, 2008

08-09 New Online Credential View and Print Process, July 3, 2008

07-23 Visiting Faculty Permit, December 14, 2007

07-19 Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential, December 14, 2007

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature, April 2008

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs, June 2008

The Administrator's Assignment Manual, rev. September 2007

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs, rev. March 2007

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, July 1997

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, rev. October 5, 2006

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Teacher Credentialing Examinations: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Commission's Information Guide (for employers' use only): http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: http://www.nbpts.org

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: March 15, 2013 Downey, California