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Minimum Requirements for Instructor of Certified Academic Language Practitioner (ICALP)

Individuals who have met the minimum guidelines for Instructor of Certified Academic Language Practitioner, please contact the main office for application information. A personal Dropbox will be set up for you with an application and for you to upload the following documentation to:
  • Completed application for ICALP
  • Copy of CALP or CALT certificate
  • Copy of current ALTA membership card (member for at least 1 year)
  • Certificate of completion of coursework, clinical teaching hours and minimum requirements for Instructor of Practitioner from an approved training course signed by the Course Director and/or overseeing ICALP/QI
      • ICALP training start and end dates meet a minimum 9 month requirement and goes no longer than 4 years
      • CALP training includes introductory level (and advanced, if applicable)
  • Documentation of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited public or private institution of higher education (IHE)
  • Documentation of 600 total academic language teaching hours beyond CALP certification (use application form) and check the one time the curriculum was taught all the way through
      • Show a minimum of 300 hrs. completed before enrolling in ICALP program
      • Show a minimum of one (1) hour curriculum completion
  • A minimum of two (2) lectures (reading and spelling) presented to a class by the intern as recommended by the intern’s supervising Certified Instructor. (Additional and/or Video recorded lectures may be requested.) Complete the log in the file.
  • Lecture notes/outline of the two lectures submitted
  • Written critiques of submitted lectures by the supervising Certified Instructor
  • Copies of five (5) guided evaluations of practitioner trainee demonstration/observation lessons with comments written by the Instructor of Practitioner intern and signed by the supervising Certified Instructor. Complete the log in the file.
  • Copies of five (5) independent evaluations of practitioner trainee demonstration/observation lessons with comments written by the Instructor of Practitioner intern. Complete the log in the file.
  • Submit five (5) examination questions and answers for Practitioner level written by intern.
  • Read five (5) current (published within the previous five years) research articles and provide bibliography only.

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