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


Updated April 19, 2017
Watch Meeting: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Thursday, April 6, 2017 and Friday, April 7, 2017


All attachments are in PDF format.

Commission Meeting Agenda
April 5-7, 2017

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 person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, may make a request by contacting Rhonda Brown at (916) 322-6253 or sending a written request to that person at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

Live Webcast Presentation: The Commission meeting will be webcast via the internet. Access the broadcast on the CTC Meetings page. While the Commission intends to webcast this meeting, it may not be possible to webcast all or part of the open meeting due to technical issues or limitations on resources.

Ad Hoc Committee Interviews: The COC and COA Ad Hoc Committee Interviews will take place Wednesday, April 5 2017. The Commission room will be open to the public but the committee meeting will not be broadcast live. The archive of the interviews will be available beginning Thursday, April 6 2017.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Ad Hoc Committee
2:00 p.m.
Jose Gonzalez
Haydee Rodriguez
Tine Sloan

Action
1A: Interview and Recommendation of Member for the Committee of Credentials
This agenda item provides information about the selection process for the appointment of one school board member to serve on the Committee of Credentials and the selection of possible alternates.

Action
1B: Interview and Recommendation of Members for the Committee on Accreditation
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, the Ad Hoc Committee will identify three new COA members to recommend to the Commission and may appoint additional individuals as alternates.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Executive Committee
9:00 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
Kirsten Barnes
C. Michael Cooney
Jose Gonzalez
Bonnie Klatt

Action
2A: Proposed 2018 and 2019 Commission Meeting Schedules Listen
This agenda item presents proposed meeting schedules for 2018 and 2019. The Executive Committee will consider and recommend a schedule of meetings to the full Commission for approval.

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

Action
3A: Approval of the February 2017 Minutes  Listen
The minutes of the February 2017 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

Action
3B: Approval of the April 2017 Agenda  Listen
The Agenda for the April 2017 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Action
3C: Approval of the April 2017 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the April 2017 Consent Calendar.

Information
3D: Chair's Report

Information
3E: Executive Director's Report  Listen

Information
3F: Commission Member Reports  Listen

Information
3G: Liaison Reports  Listen

Educator Preparation Committee
Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair
Information/Action
4A: Summary of the Preliminary Education Specialist Work Group's Recommendations to the Commission  Listen
This agenda item provides a summary of the activities of a Work Group focused on improving the preparation of Education Specialist credential candidates.

Action
4B: Initial Institutional Approval - Stage III: Standards and Preconditions for Turlock Unified School District  Listen
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Turlock Unified School District's responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval.
Action
4C: Initial Institutional Approval - Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Las Virgenes Unified School District  Listen
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Las Virgenes Unified School District's responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.
Action
4D: Initial Institutional Approval - Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Santa Barbara Unified School District  Listen
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Santa Barbara Unified School District's responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.
Action
4E: Initial Institutional Approval - Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Burton School District  Listen
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Burton School District's responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.
Action
4F: Initial Institutional Approval - Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for High Tech High Graduate School of Education  Listen
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, High Tech High Graduate School of Education's responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.
Information/Action
4G: Teacher Supply in California, 2015-2016 A Report to the Legislature  Listen
This agenda item is in response to Education Code §44225.6 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. During the presentation of this agenda item, recently developed dashboards on teacher supply will be demonstrated.
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 7, 2017
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.

Educator Preparation Committee
Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair
Information/Action
4H: Policy Issues Relating to Fieldwork/Clinical Practice Requirements Across the Range of Educator Preparation Programs  Listen
This agenda item presents several policy issues for the Commission's discussion and potential direction related to the variance in fieldwork and clinical practice requirements across the range of credentials granted by the Commission.

Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
5A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Kirsten Barnes, Committee Chair
Information
6A: 2016-17 State-Funded Grant Program: Announcement of Grant Awards  Listen
Staff will present an update and announce the grant recipients for the remaining Integrated Teacher Preparation Program grants from funding received by the state in 2016-17.

Action
6B: Approval of a Contract to Conduct an Equating/Comparability Study of Commission-approved TPA Models  Listen
This agenda item provides information about a proposed contract for an Equating/Comparability Study for all Commission-approved Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) models and requests that the Commission approve a contract to conduct this study.
Legislative Committee
Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair
Information
7A: Status of Legislation Listen
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures of interest to the Commission and address questions regarding any other legislation identified by Commissioners.
Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Action
3H: Interview and Recommendation of Member for the Committee of Credentials Listen
The Commission will consider persons recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee and make appointments.

Action
3I: Interview and Recommendation of Members for the Committee on Accreditation Listen
The Commission will consider persons recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee and make appointments.

Action
3J: Proposed 2018 and 2019 Commission Meeting Schedules Listen
The Commission will consider the recommendation of the Executive Committee to adopt meeting schedules for 2018 and 2019.

Information
3K: Report of Closed Session Items Listen

Information
3L: New Business
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Adjournment