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Assembly Bill 1127 – Expands The Eligibility Criteria For Professional Development Service Grants To Include Teachers Who Are Enrolled In Or Have Completed Programs To Support Bilingual Teacher Education In Specified Languages
The State Department of Education in consultation with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing administers the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program, which provides grant funding to eligible school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, or a consortia of local education agencies to provide eligible teachers with professional development services.
AB 1127 expands the eligibility requirement for professional development services to include participants who are currently enrolled in or have completed programs to support bilingual education in languages in the classroom such as Arabic, Cantonese Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, and other languages, as represented in an instructional program.
(AB 1127 amends Section 52202 of the Education Code.)