NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE BILINGUAL PROGRAM BEGINNING JANUARY 2020!
INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST REGISTER USING THE MONKEY SURVEY LINK BELOW TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
BILINGUAL ADDED AUTHORIZATION (BLAA): Spanish, French, Korean, and Mandarin
The Bilingual Added Authorization (BLAA) Program prepares teachers for an additional credential endorsement that authorizes the support of English language development, specially designed academic instruction in English and academic content instruction in both English and the target language of their bilingual authorization.
The BLAA Program course of study is designed around the concept of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for Bilingual Methodology and Culture. Teachers complete coursework that will provide depth of knowledge regarding current research-based theories, of which focuses on academic and content literacy in two languages, in order to ensure coordination of teachers in a dual-language setting.
Additionally, teachers become skilled at administering and interpreting formal and informal assessments, providing benchmarks of English Learners through the use of a diverse selection of data analysis, developing designing curriculum, implementing interventions, utilizing progress monitoring, and creating appropriate learning environments to meet the unique needs of the bilingual student.
The Bilingual Added Authorization Program incorporates:
- Current theory and practical application in instructional needs of learners in bilingual settings.
- Philosophical, theoretical, legal and legislative foundations of bilingual education and their effects on program design and educational achievement.
- Pedagogical strategies for teaching in bilingual settings.
- Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies that focus on traditions, roles, status, and communication patterns of the culture of emphasis.
- Researched-based preparation courses aligned to state Bilingual Added Authorization Program Standards.
- Well-designed preparation courses taught by highly qualified experienced Instructional Facilitators who are trained professionals currently in the field of practice.
- Ongoing support from iCAAP Advisers, Specialists, Instructional Faculty (IF), and Instructional Faculty Lead Mentors (IFLM).
Candidates who apply for the program will be required to submit official notification of passage of the Language Competency subtest III to the Human Resource Specialist who will verify all requirements for admittance into the Bilingual Intern Program Delivery Model prior to acceptance into the program.
Teachers who hold a three-year or higher degree from a foreign institution in which all instruction is delivered in a language other than English also do not need to take Test II or III to qualify for a bilingual authorization in that language as verified by and evaluated by a CTC approved agency. Evaluated transcripts are provided to the LAUSD Credentials and Contract Specialists who verify the candidate meets the eligibility requirements. The foreign institution must be equivalent in status to a regionally-accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Interested candidates must register using the survey link below to receive additional information:
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