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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 322-6253


Updated April 13, 2016
Watch Meeting: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Thursday, April 14, 2016 and Friday, April 15, 2016
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Commission Meeting Agenda
April 13-15, 2016

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.

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LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTATION: The Commission plans to webcast the meeting via the internet on April 13, 2016, April 14, 2016 and April 15, 2016. 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 13, 2016
Ad Hoc Committee
3:00 p.m.
Joseph Aguerrebere
Kirstin Barnes
Alicia Hinde

Action
1A: Interview, Recommendation, and Appointment 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 recommend additional individuals as alternates. The Commission will consider persons recommended and make appointments.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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 2016 Minutes  Listen
The minutes of the February 2016 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

Action
2B: Approval of the April 2016 Agenda  Listen
The Agenda for the April 2016 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Action
2C: Approval of the April 2016 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the April 2016 Consent Calendar.
Information
2D: Chair's Report

Information
2E: Executive Director's Report  Listen

Information
2F: Commission Member Reports  Listen

Information
2G: Liaison Reports  Listen

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Kirsten Barnes, Committee Chair
Action
3A: Approval of Contract for Administrator Performance Assessment  Listen
This item provides information about a proposed contract for the Administrator Performance Assessment and requests that the Commission approve a contract exceeding $150,000.
Certification Committee
Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair
Information/Action
4A: Routes for Out-of-State Credentialed Teachers  Listen
This agenda item provides an overview of California's requirements for teachers prepared out-of-state from 1970 to the present, to earn a California teaching credential.

Information/Action
4B: Review of Regulations and Policy Pertaining to the Period of Validity of Examinations for Certification  Listen
This agenda item reviews for Commission discussion and potential modification, policies and regulations concerning the period of validity of examinations.

Information/Action
4C: Proposed Revision of Options for Meeting the Subject Matter Requirement for Multiple Subject Credential Candidates  Listen
This agenda item provides a review of current regulations that require multiple subject credential candidates to demonstrate their subject matter competence by passing the CSET, and do not allow completion of an approved subject matter program to waive this requirement. Staff recommends that the Commission amend its regulations to increase options for candidates seeking the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Action
4D: Request to Waive the Requirement that a Candidate Hold a Bachelor's Degree from a Regionally Accredited College or University  Listen
This agenda item contains a request from Academy of Art University (AAU) to waive the requirement that a candidate hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, specifically for an AAU graduate, Jason Gilbertson.

Educator Preparation Committee
Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair
Action
5A: Teacher Supply in California, 2014-15 A Report to the Legislature  Listen
This agenda item asks the Commission to approve a report to the Governor and the Legislature on the number of teachers who received credentials, certificates, permits and waivers to teach in California public schools. During the presentation of this agenda item, recently developed dashboards on teacher supply and demand will be demonstrated.
Information/Action
5B: Accreditation Delivery Models for Teacher Preparation Programs, Options for Clinical Practice and Data Collection  Listen
This agenda item presents information on delivery models that Commission-approved teacher preparation programs may offer such as undergraduate, integrated, blended, and post-baccalaureate teacher preparation including the variety of options for clinical practice such as student teaching, intern, residency and co-teaching. The agenda item asks the Commission to provide direction so that when programs submit data, identifying the local delivery models and enrollment in each local model, that there are common definitions.

Information
5C: Annual Report on Passing Rates of Commission-Approved Examinations from 2010-2011 to 2014-2015  Listen
This agenda item reports the passing rates of Commission-approved examinations. For each examination, the purpose of the examination, its structure, the scoring process, the examination volume, the first-time passing rate, and the cumulative passing rate are discussed. When available, the passing rate by demographic data is also discussed.
Closed Session
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(e), to consider the following pending litigation: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE). The Commission will also consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126(e). The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, April 15, 2016
General Session
8:30 a.m.
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair

Reconvene General Session
Vice Chair Kathleen Harris will reconvene General Session.

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

Educator Preparation Committee
Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair
Action
5D: Work Related to Establishing Reciprocity for Instructors of Adult Education  Listen
Senate Bill 173 (Chap. 545, Stats. 2014) requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to review the current requirements for adult education instructors, as specified, and develop recommendations for modifying or establishing reciprocity standards for these instructors. The recommendations from this work are to be submitted to legislative staff by July 1, 2016.

Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
6A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.

Legislative Committee
Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair
Information
7A: Status of Legislation   Listen
This agenda item provides the status of legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission.
Action
7B: Analysis of Bills   Listen
Staff will present analyses of current bills impacting the Commission's work, including educator preparation and licensing bills, for the Commission to determine what, if any, position is appropriate. The analyses of each bill will summarize current law, describe the bill's provisions, estimate its costs and recommend amendments, if applicable.

Reconvene General Session
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
Action
2H: Interview, Recommendation, and Appointment of Members for the Committee on Accreditation  Listen
The Commission will consider persons recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee and make appointments.
Information
2I: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

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