TESL – Recommendation 3.1 revised (presented SBE 7/21/16)
The TESL Subcommittee and English Mastery Council convened meetings on 3/3/16, 3/25/16 & 3/29/16 convened with the explicit purpose to revised language to Recommendation 3.1 based on feedback from NSHE collaborative meetings. The culmination of this effort is full ELAD endorsement for all pre-service and Alternate Route Licensure (ARL) teachers by 2022 (or no later than 6 years after adoption of the regulation by the regulatory board).
In an effort to improve the quality of instruction for all English Language Learners in Pre Kindergarten – 12, all Nevada teacher pre-service preparation programs and Alternate Route Licensure (ARL) programs will include the ELAD endorsement. We propose that:
- The first stage requires that Early Childhood Education (ECE) (birth to grade 2) and elementary (K-8) teacher preparation programs include an ELAD endorsement in the state of Nevada by 2020.
- The second stage would include an ELAD endorsement for secondary teacher preparation programs in the state of Nevada by 2022.