The Commission issues the English Learner Authorization for teaching credentials.  The English Learner Authorization authorizes the credential holder to serve English learners specifically in providing instruction for English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE).  Credential holders with a Bilingual Authorization are also authorized to teach English learners.  For more details, review leaflet CL-622.

Under Senate Bill 2042, the English Learner Authorization is embedded in the preliminary teaching program.  A separate English Learner document, (i.e., Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate) is no longer issued to candidates who complete a preliminary teaching program in California.  A CLAD certificate may be issued to out-of-state individuals who have completed the English Learner requirements to earn the English Learner Authorization.  Individuals with intern credentials may hold an additional teaching credential with an English Learner Authorization, Bilingual Authorization or CLAD certificate.  Emergency CLAD and Bilingual Authorization permits require that individuals also hold an appropriate prerequisite teaching credential.  These permits include the Short-Term Staff Permit and Provisional Internship Permit.

This page provides the number of English Learner Authorizations, including Bilingual Authorizations, issued in the last five years.  The Commission uses fiscal year starting July 1 to June 30 to report the number of English Learner Authorizations issued.  Data files are available in the Data and Resources section at the bottom of the page. Go to the Glossary for more information about terms used on this page.


New Authorizations Issued to Teach English Learners in the Last Five Years

The figure below displays how many new authorizations were issued to teach English learners in the last five years. Full and limited authorizations may be initially issued on a teaching document, issued on a valid teaching document as an added authorization, or issued as a separate certificate after completing the California Teacher of English Learner (CTEL) or Bilingual Authorization program and or passing the appropriate exams.  Full authorization indicates that the document holder is authorized to teach ELD within the content area, departmentalized ELD and SDAIE.  Limited authorization indicates that the document holder is only authorized to teach ELD within the setting or content authorized by the base credential.

Use the drop down meus to view data by fiscal year, document type, document name and authorization type.  Click the table for the View Data table or hover over the tooltip for the percent change from prior year.


New Authorizations Issued to Teach English Learners on Permits and Waivers in the Last Five Years

The figure below displays the number of new authorizations issued to teach English learners on permits and waivers by county and district in the last five years.  Data for the Bilingual Authorization permits and waivers, including the Certificate of Completion of Staff Development, have also been provided since they authorize instruction in ELD and SDAIE.  English Learner services are restricted by the school district.

Use the drop down meus to view data by fiscal year, county and school district.  Click the table for the View Data table or hover over the tooltip for the percent change from prior year.


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Updated August 21, 2019