PREREQUISITES

Only holders of a special education teaching credential may earn the Language and Academic Development (LAD) Credential.

  • Candidate holds a California Preliminary/Level 1 or Clear/Level 2 Education Specialist Credential.
  • Candidate has access to a student with IEP goals in the areas of language/communication, academics, and behavior/social/pragmatics.
GENERAL POLICIES

CODE OF CONDUCT: Program candidates understand and agree to abide by the ESE Professional Code of Conduct referenced in the ESE Handbook and available on the ESE website at www.vcoe.org/ese (under "Links and Resources").

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Candidates, mentors, and other participants in VCOE Educator Support and Effectiveness programs are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, treat colleagues and VCOE staff with respect, keep confidential information confidential, and demonstrate academic integrity. Misrepresentation, plagiarism, cheating, and other academic and professional misconduct are considered violations of VCOE program standards and will be referred to the Executive Director for appropriate action, which may include dropping the candidate, mentor, or participant from the program.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Program candidates understand and agree that if accommodations for disability are needed, the applicant is responsible for requesting academic accommodations from the Educator Support and Effectiveness Program Director and for providing documentation of disability. VCOE strives to provide its candidates with assistance to meet reasonable requests.

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURE: Program candidates understand that in the event an issue or complaint arises in regard to their participation in the program, they are aware of the Ventura County Uniform Complaint Procedure referenced in the ESE Handbook and available on the ESE website at www.vcoe.org/ese (under "Links and Resources").

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA): Program candidates understand that candidate records are subject to FERPA. Information regarding FERPA is available at:  https://ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.