Mary Ann Zehr reports that California has just decided to create a new teaching credential for high school ESL teachers (in California, high school ESL classes are called English Language Development — ELD).

There are links in her article for more information.

I have to admit that my feelings are a bit mixed about it. On one level, I think it’s a good idea. On the other hand, I hope this doesn’t mean that very experienced ELD teachers like my colleague Katie Hull (with whom I’m co-authoring a book on teaching writing skills to English Language Learners) and I are going to have to take additional classes in order to continue teaching ELD classes.