Adult Education FAQs

Are fee-based community service classes subject to assignment monitoring?

No, fee-based community service classes are not subject to assignment monitoring. However, courses that are part of a regular adult education program and/or contribute to earning a General Educational Development (GED) must be taught by an educator holding an appropriate authorization for the subject matter being taught.

What credential is required to teach ESL in Adult Education?

The following documents authorize teaching ESL in classes organized primarily for adults:

  • Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential that authorizes English as a Second Language
  • Designated Subjects credential with a Basic Education authorization (issued prior to 1995)
  • Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential with full CLAD authorization (e.g. ELA1) or Bilingual authorization
  • Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist Instruction Credential* with full CLAD authorization (e.g. ELA1) or Bilingual authorization
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential in World Languages: ELD

*Education Specialist Instruction Credential- limited to special education setting and disability area authorized by the document

Is there a mandate to audit Adult Education and Preschool assignments in CalSAAS?

As there are currently no CALPADS course codes for Adult Education or Child Development settings, these assignments cannot be monitored within CalSAAS at this time. However, the year-round statutory responsibility remains, which requires all educators be assigned appropriately.
Updated September 21, 2021