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November 2014 Statistic: Program Completers by Subject Matter Areas and Preparation Route, 2012-2013
In academic year 2012-2013, about 11,000 program completers completed the requirements for obtaining initial teaching credentials. About 9,500 program completers came through the Traditional route and 1,500 came through the Alternative route (University Intern or District intern programs).
October 28, 2014
Draft Revised TPA Standards and Program Standards 17-19 Survey
The Commission is seeking input for the Draft Revised Teaching Performance Assessment Quality Standards and Program Standards 17-19. Survey responses are due November 14, 2014.
October 24, 2014
Resources for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). The National Research Council and Washington-based Achieve, the group that produced the Common Core English and math standards, also managed the development of Common Core science standards. It took three years for a group of committees to develop Common Core Science Standards, which are called "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS).
September 23, 2014
Annual Accreditation Fee - Emergency Regulations Approved!
The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Emergency Regulations on July 11, 2014 with an effective date of August 7, 2014. Posted on the PSD Main page are documents that show the Institution Fee and the Programs Fee for each approved sponsor. If there are any questions about the Institution or Program fees, please contact AccreditationFees@ctc.ca.gov with your question. The Annual Accreditation Fee is the total of the Institution and Program fee.
Invoices will be sent to each sponsor by August 1, 2014 with the Accreditation Fee due as of September 1, 2014. Please make sure your institution's contact information in the Commission's database is current: https://info.ctc.ca.gov/fmi/xsl/ProgramSponsors/recordlist.xsl
If any Commission-approved institution has not paid its annual Accreditation Fee by November 1, 2014 - the institution will not be able to recommend individuals for any credentials until the annual fee and the $500 extraordinary activity fee have been paid.
July 11, 2014
Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential
Guidance for Individuals holding a Preliminary General Education (Multiple or Single Subject) teaching credential regarding how to earn a Clear Teaching Credential.
May 23, 2014
- Common Standard 2 Technical Assistance Webinar
Commission Common Standard 2 is one of the standards institutions have found most challenging. The Commission's accreditation staff has recorded a technical assistance webinar to help institutions better understand what accreditation teams look for in determining whether the institution has a unit and program assessment system that meets the standard. Please share the webinar with your accreditation team at your institution.
December 26, 2012
- Submitting a Proposal for an Educator Preparation Program in California
When an institution (college, university, school district, county office of education or other entity) wants to offer one or more educator preparation programs to prepare candidates to teach or provide services in the California public schools, the institution needs to become approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Approval by the Commission is a multi-step process.
February 9, 2010
National Professional Organization Accreditation: Alignment with the California Accreditation System
Procedures for institutions to combine national accreditation with California's accreditation system
July 29, 2008