Title


Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0184


Updated April 29, 2014
Watch Meeting: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (audio to be posted next week), Thursday, April 10, 2014 and Friday, April 11, 2014
-- or -- Listen to Live Audio


All attachments are in PDF format.

Commission Meeting Agenda
April 9-11, 2014

All times are approximate and are provided for convenience only except time specific items identified herein (i.e. Public Hearing). The order of business within each day may be changed without notice. All items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. Persons wishing to address the Commission on Teacher Credentialing on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to complete a Request Card and give it to the Recording Secretary prior to the discussion of the item.

Reasonable Accommodation: Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing may request assistance by contacting the Commission.

LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTATION: The Commission plans to webcast the meeting via the internet on April 9, 2014, April 10, 2014 and April 11, 2014. Access the broadcast on the CTC Meetings page. However, it may not be possible to webcast all or part of the open meeting due to technical issues or limitations on resources.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Ad Hoc Committee
3:00 p.m.
Kirsten Barnes
Charles Gahagan
Alicia Williamson

Action
1A: Interview and Selection of Members for the Committee on Accreditation  Listen
This agenda item provides information about the finalists for open positions on the Committee on Accreditation (COA). After interviewing the finalists from institutions of higher education and K-12, the Ad Hoc Committee will select three new COA members to recommend to the Commission and may appoint additional individuals as alternates.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
General Session
9:00 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will convene the General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.

Action
2A: Approval of the February 2014 Minutes  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the February 2014 meeting of the Commission.

Action
2B: Approval of the April 2014 Agenda  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the April 2014 meeting of the Commission.

Action
2C: Approval of the April 2014 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the April 2014 Consent Calendar.

Information
2D: Chair's Report  Listen

Information
2E: Executive Director's Report  Listen

Information
2F: Commission Member Reports  Listen

Information
2G: Liaison Reports  Listen

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Nancy Ramirez, Committee Chair
Action
3A: Modifications to the Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Designated Subjects Special Subjects Teaching Credentials  Listen
This agenda item details modifications to the proposed amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations §80037 following action taken by the Commission at the public hearing.

Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Action
4A: Teacher Supply in California, 2012-2013 A Report to the Legislature  Listen
This agenda item is in response to Assembly Bill 471 (Chap. 381, Stats. 1999) which requires the Commission to report to the Governor and the Legislature each year on the number of teachers who received credentials, certificates, permits and waivers to teach in California public schools. In addition, information on teacher demand related to statewide and regional data will be presented by CalSTRS and WestEd.
Closed Session
Approximately 11:30 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
The Commission will go into Closed Session, pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(c)(1), to review secure test items for the assessment used by individuals using the expedited route to earn a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The secure test items are exempt from disclosure under Government Code section 6254(g).

Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Action
4B: Update on Assessments for Expedited Route Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Candidates  Listen
This agenda item presents an update on assessments for expedited route preliminary administrative services candidates, including activities that have occurred since the December 2013 Commission meeting, and requests Commission input and potential direction.

Information/Action
4C: Update on Induction Programs  Listen
This agenda item continues the discussion on the availability of high quality Induction programs for teachers holding a Preliminary Credential and presents information and suggestions from a stakeholder meeting held in March 2014.
Information/Action
4D: Update on Plans to Strengthen and Streamline Accreditation  Listen
This agenda item presents for discussion an update on the plans to strengthen and streamline accreditation. In addition, it includes a focused discussion on the Program Assessment component of accreditation and a possible pilot for Commission consideration and direction.

Information/Action
4E: Proposed Revisions to the Teaching Performance Expectations for Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credentials  Listen
This agenda item presents proposed revisions to the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) for Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credentials for Commission review. The proposed Education Specialist TPEs were revised and updated to align with Common Core State Standards and with revisions to expectations for effective teaching of English learners.

Closed Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(e) to consider the following pending litigation matters: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE), and Garmhausen v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (San Diego Superior Court 37-2012-00079145-CU-OE-SC). The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245 and 44248 to consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases. The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, April 11, 2014
General Session
8:30 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will reconvene General Session.

Items agendized for the first day of the meeting, but not discussed, may be taken up today.


Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Ref Rodriguez, Committee Chair
Information/Action
5A: Options for Program Review Revenue  Listen
This agenda item provides an overview of the Administration's 2014 Budget Act proposal to provide the Commission authority to charge fees to cover program review activities and presents and analyzes various options for implementing a program review fee policy.

Legislative Committee
Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair
Information
6A: Status of Legislation  Listen
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission.

Action
6B: Analyses of Bills  Listen
Staff will present analyses of educator preparation or licensing bills introduced by Legislators. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bill provisions, estimate costs and recommend amendments, if applicable. The analyses will include but not be limited to AB 2560 (Bonilla).
Professional Practices Committee
Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
7A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.


Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Information
4F: Overview of the Next Generation Science Standards for California with a Focus on Implications for Teacher Preparation  Listen
This agenda item provides an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California and discusses implications for teacher preparation. The Commission's discussion and potential direction will guide future agenda items on this topic.
Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Action
2H: Report of Ad Hoc Committee  Listen
The Commission will consider the recommendation of the AHC and appointment of members to the Committee on Accreditation.

Information
2I: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

Information
2J: New Business  Listen
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Adjournment