The State Bilingual Teacher Training Assistance Program is hereby established for teachers who are granted waivers under Section 52178 and who are enrolled and participating in a program leading to a bilingual specialist credential or a certificate of competence for bilingual-crosscultural competence. The program shall be administered by the State Department of Education which shall, in consultation with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and representatives of bilingual educators from institutions of higher education, county offices of education, and school districts, develop annual and long-range goals and objectives for the program, based upon the reports required under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 52171.6 and under Section 52178.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 485, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 1999.)