California State University
Policy Statement
92-05
June 8, 1992

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Language Development Specialist certificate is designed for teachers of limited English proficient students working in California schools, grades K-12. Candidates who wish to earn this certificate from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing must complete the requirements listed here and pass a state- administered examination.

PREREQUISITES:
A bachelor's degree.
A valid California Teaching Credential (K-12)
One year of college study of a single foreign language or equivalent.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Eight courses, one from each of the following categories:

1. Linguistics and the Structure of Language
LING 435 - Pedagogical Analysis of English (3)
HUM 363I - Implications of Human Language (3)

2. Language Acquisition
C D 329 - Introduction to Language Acquisition (3)
ED P 454 - Development of Communication Skills in Bilingual Contexts (3)
LING 329 - Introduction to Language Acquisition (3)

3. ESL Foundations
ED P 485 - Foundations of Language Minority Instruction: Theory (3)

4. ESL Methods and Materials
LING 486 - Foundations of Language Minority Instruction: Practice (3)
LING 561 - 2nd Language Curriculum Development (3)

5. Language Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation
C D 460/560 - Language Assessment of the Limited English Proficient Child (3)
LING 562 - 2nd Language Testing and Assessment (3)

6. Psycho-Social Context of Language Minority Instruction
ANTH 421 - Education Across Cultures (3)
ED P 573 - Intercultural Communication in Education (3)

7. History and Status of Linguistic Minorities in California
AIS 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
AMST 310 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
ASAM 319 - Education and the Asian American (3)
ASAM 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
ASAM 350 - Indochinese in America (3)
B/ST 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
ED P 576 - Education and Diversity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (3)
CHLS 300 - History of the Chicano in the Southwest (3)
CHLS 319 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
CHLS 340 - The Chicano and Education (3)
SBS 320 - The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
W/ST 319 The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)

8. Practicum
LING 593 - Practicum in ESL (3)



Effective: Fall 1992