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§ 80615.4. Program Approval Requirements.

5 CA ADC § 80615.4Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: January 29, 2024

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 5. Education
Division 8. Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Chapter 5. Approved Programs
Article 2. Professional Preparation Programs
Effective: January 29, 2024
5 CCR § 80615.4
§ 80615.4. Program Approval Requirements.
Pursuant to Education Code sections 44225(h) and 44370, the commission will assess applications for a bilingual teacher preparation program for approval that meets the criteria set forth in sections 80615.1, 80615.2, and 80615.3 as specified in this section.
(a) Institutions seeking program approval to offer a bilingual authorization must provide documentation demonstrating alignment with Section 80615.1, 80615.2, and 80615.3. The documentation shall consist of:
(1) For alignment with section 80615.1, documentation that demonstrates that the program verifies that each candidate holds or is simultaneously seeking the requisite credential for the bilingual authorization.
(2) For alignment with section 80615.2, a listing of all courses for the proposed program, course descriptions, course sequencing, and all course syllabi.
(3) For programs proposing to use a local assessment to determine language proficiency pursuant to section 80615.2(e) rather than the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) examination, documentation demonstrating that the program has established the minimum performance level for that assessment in accordance with 80615.2(e)(2)(B).
(4) For alignment with section 80615.3, documentation that indicates where the Bilingual Teaching Performance Expectations are covered within the program coursework and clinical practice, specifically where in the program the candidates are introduced to, provided opportunities to practice, and are assessed on each of the Bilingual Teaching Performance Expectations.
(b) Upon receipt of documentation specified in sections 80615.4(a)(1)-(5), the commission staff will initiate the review of documentation. The review shall consist of a collaborative effort by a two-person peer review team, selected by commission staff, with knowledge in bilingual teacher preparation. The review shall include the following iterative process:
(1) A review of program documentation will be conducted to determine alignment of the program proposal to Section 80615.1, 80615.2, and 80615.3.
(2) Written feedback resulting from the review will be provided to the institution seeking program approval within 30 days of the review.
(3) If upon the conclusion of the review it is determined that the proposed program has not been deemed to be in alignment with 80615.1, 80615.2, or 80615.3, the institution seeking program approval will receive written notice of the additional documentation required.
(4) The review team will review the additional documentation submitted by the institution in response to initial feedback and provide written feedback to the institution with the process being repeated until the documentation specified in 80615.4(a)(1)-(5) is determined to be aligned with Section 80615.1, 80615.2 and 80615.3.
(c) Upon review team determination that program documentation demonstrates alignment with Sections 80615.1, 80615.2, and 80615.3, the review team will recommend the proposed program to the Committee on Accreditation for approval in accordance with Education Code section 44373(c)(2). The Committee on Accreditation will take action to approve or deny approval of the proposed program.
(d) If approved by the Committee on Accreditation, the institution may begin operating the program as of the date of approval by the Committee on Accreditation. Formal notification of Committee on Accreditation action will be provided to the institution within 30 days of Committee on Accreditation approval. The program's ability to recommend candidates for the credential will be effective as of the date of Committee on Accreditation approval.


Note: Authority cited: Section 44225, Education Code. Reference: Sections 44370 and 44373(c)(2), Education Code.
1. New section filed 1-29-2024; operative 1-29-2024 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2024, No. 5).
This database is current through 5/17/24 Register 2024, No. 20.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 5, § 80615.4, 5 CA ADC § 80615.4
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