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SSAP WWW RFO Question and Answer Audio
The audio recording of the Strengthening and Streamlining Accreditation Project (SSAP), Upgrade/Migration of the CTC WWW Site Request for Offer (RFO) Question and Answer session is now available.
April 29, 2016
Request for Offer
CTC has posted a Request for Offer for the Strengthening and Streamlining Accreditation Project (SSAP), Upgrade/Migration of the CTC WWW Site, along with the associated SSAP Feasibility Study Report (FSR).
April 22, 2016
Child Development Permit Advisory Panel – May 2016
The May 5-6, 2016 Child Development Permit Advisory Panel meeting agenda is now available.
April 22, 2016
Educator Supply and Demand
Data dashboards pertaining to California's Educator Supply and Demand are now available.
April 6, 2016
April 2016 Commission Meeting Agenda
The April 13-15, 2016 Commission Agenda is now available.
April 1, 2016
February 2016 Commission Meeting Agenda
The February 11-12, 2016 Commission Agenda is now available.
January 29, 2016
Request for Proposal- Addendum
Addendum #1 for 15RFP006, Redevelopment, Administration and Scoring of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA2) has been posted on BidSync. The due date for this solicitation is February 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
January 20, 2016
Coded Correspondence 16-01: Approved Amendments and Addition to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to Submission of a Complete Paper Application Packet
Amendments to Title 5 California Code of Regulations (CCR) §80001 and the addition of §80002 pertaining to submission of a complete paper application packet were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and became effective on January 1, 2016.
January 11, 2016
Request for Proposal
Redevelopment, Administration and Scoring of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA2) posted on BidSync. The due date for this solicitation is February 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
January 6, 2016
Commission on Teacher Credentialing Re-Elects Chair and Vice-Chair for 2016 and Adopts New Teacher Preparation Standards at December Meeting
At its December meeting, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing re-elected Linda Darling Hammond and Kathleen Harris to lead the Commission in 2016. The Commission also adopted new Teacher Preparation Program Standards, the culmination of a yearlong effort to ensure that all general education teachers are well-prepared to teach all student populations.
December 10, 2015
December 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda
The December 3-4, 2015 Commission Agenda is now available.
November 20, 2015
Child Development Permit Advisory Panel – November 2015
The November 9-10, 2015 Child Development Permit Advisory Panel meeting agenda is now available.
October 29, 2015
CASE and CTC Online Request for Offer (RFO) - Q&A Session Now Available
The question and answer session for the CASE and CTC Online Request for Offer (RFO), part of the Streamline and Strengthen the Accreditation Process (SSAP) project, is now available.
October 29, 2015
Coded Correspondence 15-07
Coded Correspondence 15-07: Approval of the Addition and Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Administrative Services Credentials is now available.
September 28, 2015
October 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The October 8-9, 2015 Commission Agenda is now available.
September 25, 2015
Report on New Teacher Induction
This report provides background information detailing the evolution of funding and program requirements for induction, surfaces challenges facing the program currently, and identifies programmatic and funding options that would strengthen new teacher induction.
September 1, 2015
SSAP RFO Question and Answer
CTC will hold a question and answer sesssion for the Strengthening and Streamlining Accreditation Project (SSAP) Request for Offer (RFO) at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Audio of the meeting will be posted within 24 hours of its conclusion.
September 8, 2015
Coded Correspondence 15-06
Coded Correspondence 15-06: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to the Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science is now available.
August 21, 2015
Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings: Teacher Preparation and Credentialing for Special Education
In response to the recommendations of the "Report of California's Statewide Task Force on Special Education," a series of meetings are taking place to discuss the future of teacher preparation and credentialing for Special Education in California. Click here for information on the meetings or to register to attend.
August 17, 2015
August 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The August 27-28, 2015 Commission Agenda is now available. Item 7B will be posted next week.
August 14, 2015
Child Development Permit Advisory Panel - August 2015
The August 2015 Child Development Permit Advisory Panel Meeting Agenda is now available.
July 31, 2015
Governor Brown Signs Bill to Allow Credentialing of Native American Cultural Educators
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that extends the successfully implemented separate teaching credential for Native American languages passed in 2008 to include Native American culture.
July 16, 2015
Commission's Accrediting Committee Elects New Co-Chairs for 2015-16
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Committee on Accreditation has elected two experienced California educators to lead the COA in 2015-16. The new co-Chairs are Dr. Pia Wong, a professor at CSU, Sacramento; and Dr. Anna Moore, an administrator with the Sonoma County Office of Education.
July 2, 2015
Coded Correspondence 15-05: Variable Term Waiver for the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) adopted new criteria for the initial issuance and reissuance of a Variable Term Waiver (VTW) for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Services Credential and authorized staff to approve or deny VTWs based on the adopted criteria. The criteria became effective on January 1, 2015.
June 29, 2015
Coded Correspondence 15-04: Application Processing Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015
In the May Revision, the Governor proposed that the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's (Commission) 2015-16 budget include a processing fee increase from $70 to $100 (reference Education Code §44235). The Legislature has adopted and the Governor has approved the proposal as part of the 2015 Budget Act; therefore, the proposed fee increase will become effective July 1, 2015.
June 25, 2015
Commission on Teacher Credentialing 2015-16 Budget
On June 24th, the Governor signed the 2015-16 Budget Act, which included language increasing the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's application fee from $70 to $100. This fee increase will become effective on July 1, 2015 and applies to both new and renewed/reissued applications.
June 25, 2015
June 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda Updates
The June 17-19, 2015 Commission Agenda has been updated. Included are revised Items 5B, 7A and agenda item 7B.
June 11, 2015
June 2015 Statistic: Number of Approved Educator Preparation Programs, 2010-2014
To be eligible to offer educator preparation programs, institutions (colleges, universities, school districts, county offices of education or other entities) must qualify for Initial Institutional Approval and then must submit a proposal demonstrating how each proposed educator preparation program meets the applicable Commission program standards. The Committee on Accreditation (COA) approves the program once the standards are found to be met.
June 5, 2015
August 2015 Commission Meeting Rescheduled
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has rescheduled the August 2015 meeting. The meeting will be held on August 27-28, 2015. Please see the following list of upcoming Commission meetings.
April 29, 2015
May 2015 Statistic: California Teachers Prepared in Other Countries
In fiscal year 2013-14, about 240 initial teaching credentials were issued to teachers who were prepared in other countries. Another 340 teaching credentials were renewed during the same fiscal year.
April 29, 2015
Ongoing Application for Vacancies on the Committee of Credentials
A member of the Committee of Credentials attends 3-day meetings in Sacramento each month, to review allegations of misconduct and unfitness for which an application for a credential may be denied, or an adverse action (private admonishment, public reproval, suspended or revoked) taken against an educator.
April 24, 2015
April 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The April 22-24, 2015 Commission Agenda is now available.
April 10, 2015
April 2015 Statistic: Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Issued
The Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach within the industry sectors named on the credential in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses.
April 1, 2015
Coded Correspondence 15-03
Coded Correspondence 15-03: Options for Meeting the Basic Skills Requirement, is now available.
March 10, 2015
Coded Correspondence 15-02
Coded Correspondence 15-02: Proposed Addition and Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Administrative Services Credentials, is now available.
March 6, 2015
March 2015 Statistic: Age Distribution of New Credential Holders in 2013-14
In 2013-14, nearly 33,000 individuals received new credentials or permits in one of the following areas: K-12 teaching (Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, Education Specialist, Designated Subjects); services (Administrative, Pupil Personnel Services (PPS), Speech-Language-Pathology (SLP), School Nurse, Teacher Librarian) or in Child Development (CD) (Assistant Permit, Associate Permit, Teacher Permit, Master Teacher Permit, Site Supervisor, Program Director).
February 25, 2015
February 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The February 12-13, 2015 Commission Agenda is now available.
January 30, 2015
February 2015 Statistic: Substitute Permits Issued 2003-04 to 2012-13
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing issues three different types of Substitute Permits: the Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit, the Emergency Career Substitute Permit, and the Emergency Substitute Teaching Permit for Prospective Teachers.
January 30, 2015
The Governor's Budget 2015-16
The Governor's Budget proposal for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's 2015-16 fiscal year is available for review at the Department of Finance's website. Additional summary information regarding the teacher preparation proposals is provided here.
January 15, 2015
Quick Facts 2013-14 Now Available
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Quick Facts 2013-14 document is now available.
January 9, 2015
January 2015 Statistic: Bilingual Teachers Prepared in California by Language: 2009-10 to 2012-13
In 2009-10 more than 1,200 teachers earned a bilingual authorization. In 2012-13, the number of bilingual authorized teachers certified dropped to less than 900, a decline of 35 percent between 2009-10 and 2012-13.
January 2, 2015
- 2014 PTTP Report
Commissioners approved the 2014 PTTP Report to the Legislature during the December 11-12, 2014 Commission meeting. Funding for the PTTP is now folded into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The 2014 report includes a description of changes to the PTTP and program funding as a result of passage of LCFF legislation.
December 30, 2014
Chair's Report, December 2014 (video)
Commission Chair Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond discusses the recent release of new federal Title II regulations.
December 19, 2014
Committee of Credentials Vacancies
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has one Public Member vacancy on the Committee of Credentials. The Committee reviews allegations of misconduct against educators. Applications are due by May 29, 2015.
December 16, 2014
December 2014 Statistic: Teacher Preparation Enrollment and Program Completers by County, 2012-13
In 2012-2013, about 20,000 teacher candidates enrolled in one of the eighty-nine teacher preparation programs that offer preliminary teaching (multiple subjects, single subject, and education specialist) credentials.
December 1, 2014
December 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The December 11-12, 2014 Commission Agenda is now available.
November 25, 2014
Job Announcement: Consultant in Teacher Preparation (Program Evaluation and Research)
Professional Services Division
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Contact: Ashim Gardner
November 25, 2014
CTC Online Change - Payment Process
A new page has been added to Online Services for Educators that will enhance the payment process.
November 20, 2014
Chair's Report, October 2014 (video)
Commission Chair Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond discusses the agency's strategic plan, addresses California's teacher shortage.
October 30, 2014
Coded Correspondence 14-09
Coded Correspondence 14-09: Discontinuation of Specialized Science Content Area Authorizations for Initial Issuance on Single Subject Teaching Credentials is now available.
October 29, 2014
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
Commission Welcomes New Members at October 8-10 Meeting
Kathryn Williams Browne and Edgar Orejel will join the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as its two newest members. The two represent the community colleges and educator preparation students, respectively.
October 7, 2014
October 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The October 8-10, 2014 Commission Agenda is now available.
September 28, 2014
October 2014 Statistic: Program Completers by Undergraduate Academic Major and Preparation Route, 2012-2013
In 2012-2013, about 11,000 program completers finished all their teacher preparation program requirements.
September 28, 2014
September 2014 Statistic: Examination Option is Popular Choice to Verify Subject Matter Competence
In 2012-13, approximately 8,000 initial Single Subject Teaching Credentials were issued.
September 1, 2014
Chair Darling Hammond sets the record straight on PE-ROTC
Well-prepared teachers are critical to student success, and California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing sets some of the highest standards for teachers in the country. A recent op-ed in The Sacramento Bee by a group representing physical education teachers claimed that the Commission is lowering its standards. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Want to know more? Read our FAQs on PE-ROTC.
August 12, 2014
August 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The August 14-15, 2014 Commission Agenda is now available. The following item will be posted next week:
- 2H: Update on the Commission's Strategic Plan
August 2014 Statistic: Gender and Ethnic Distribution of Enrolled students in Teacher Preparation Programs
In 2012-2013, about 20,000 teacher candidates were enrolled in California's teacher preparation programs to pursue their initial teaching credentials.
August 1, 2014
Commission's Accrediting Committee Re-elects Co-Chairs for 2014-15
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Committee on Accreditation (COA) has re-elected two experienced California educators to lead the COA in 2014-15: Kenneth Lopour, representing the K-12 community; and Reyes L. Quezada, Ed.D, representing the higher education community.
July 16, 2014
July 2014 Statistic: Race/Ethnicity Distribution of Students: California vs. Nation
During the school year 2011-12, 49.5 million students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, according to recently published "Condition of Education, May 2014" by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In the same school year, California enrolled more than 6.2 million students in its K-12 public schools. This accounted for about 13 percent of the total public enrollment in the nation
June 26, 2014
Governor Appoints Three New Commissioners
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed three new members to the Commission: Jose Gonzalez, Bonnie Platt, and Haydee Rodriguez.
June 18, 2014
Total School Services Credentials Up for Many Areas
The number of individuals earning Services Credentials has increased in several areas over the last five years. Total numbers of credentials for Administrative Services, School Psychologists, School Social Workers and School Nurses showed increased numbers.
June 16, 2014
Applications for Educator Preparation Student Liaison to the Commission Now Being Accepted
June 13, 2014
June 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The June 19-20, 2014 Commission Agenda is now available.
June 6, 2014
- June 2014 Statistic: California Teachers: Prepared in States Other than California
In 2012-2013 more than 2,500 California teaching credentials were issued to teachers prepared in states other than California.
May 29, 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 13, 2014
May 2014 Statistic: California Teachers who were prepared in Other Countries
In 2012-13, about 250 initial teaching credentials were issued to teachers who were prepared in other countries. Another 350 teaching credentials were renewed during the same fiscal year (FY).
April 30, 2014
Chair's Report, April 2014
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, discusses innovation in the face of change.
April 25, 2014
FAQs on the Proposed Special Teaching Authorization in PE for DSSS-ROTC/BMD
Want to know more about the Proposed Special Teaching Authorization in PE for DSSS-ROTC/BMD? FAQs are now available!
April 17, 2014
Governor Appoints Georgette Imura to the Commission
April 14, 2014
CalSTRS and WestEd Experts Join Commission Teacher Supply/Demand Discussion at April Meeting
Joining the Commission for review of their annual Teacher Supply in California report (TSR) at the April 10, 2014 meeting are two experts in teacher demand: Ed Derman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CalSTRS; and Tony Fong, Senior Policy Associate, WestEd.
April 7, 2014
April 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Now Available
The April 10-11, 2014 Commission Agenda is now available.
March 28, 2014
April 2014 Statistic: Math and Science Teachers - where did they receive their bachelor degrees?
In 2012-13, more than 2,000 new single subject credentials in math and science were recommended by California Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).
March 28, 2014
CTC Receives CEEDAR Grant, Support for Intensive Work on Preparing Educators to Serve Students With Disabilities
As lead agency for a collaborative partnership of public and private institutions of higher education, the Commission has been awarded a $200,000 competitive national grant through the newly created national CEEDAR Technical Assistance Center.
March 14, 2014
Coded Corrspondence 14-04: Supervision and Support Requirements for Interns
The purpose of this Coded Correspondence is to highlight the new requirements for the support and supervision of intern teachers that are specified in Title 5 California Code of Regulations section 80033 and to support employers and Commission-approved Intern programs in developing a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the support and supervision of each intern.
March 11, 2014
Coded Correspondence 14-02 and 14-03
Coded Correspondence 14-02 - Variable Term Waiver Requests and Coded Correspondence 14-03 - Credit Card Convenience Fee are now available.
March 6, 2014
- 15 Day Notice of Modifications to the Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Designated Subjects Special Subjects Teaching Credentials
The modifications are to the proposed amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations (CCR) §80037 to establish a Special Teaching Authorization in Physical Education for holders of Designated Subjects Special Subjects Teaching Credentials in Basic Military Drill (BMD) and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). The proposed amendments also include general clean-up of outdated language in the existing regulation.
February 28, 2014
- March 2014 Statistic: Age Distribution of New Teaching Credential Holders, 2012-2013
In 2012-2013, about 12,000 new preliminary teaching credentials were issued by California institutions of higher education and District program sponsors.
February 28, 2014
Quick Facts 2012-13 Now Available
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Quick Facts 2012-13 document is now available.
February 18, 2014
February 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Items 6E and 6G Now Available
February 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda Items 6E and 6G are now available.
February 6, 2014
Coded Correspondence 14-01
The amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) pertaining to the World Language: English Language Development (ELD) content area authorization and English learner authorizations for California prepared teachers were approved by the Office of Administrative Law. This correspondence provides the effective dates and implementation information for the approved amendments to the regulations.
February 5, 2014
February 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda
The February 13-14, 2014 Commission Meeting Agenda is now available.
January 31, 2014
February 2014 Statistic: Child Development Permits Issued: 2008-09 to 2012-13
Child Development Permits are required for service in most publicly funded child development programs including all state preschool programs.
February 3, 2014
Program Sponsor Webcast - Administrator Examinations: Examinations Development Discussion
The Program Sponsor Webcast Administrator Examinations: Examinations Development Discussion was recorded on Thursday January 16, 2014. Please refer to the meeting agenda for an overview of the meeting.
January 16, 2014
Committee of Credentials Vacancies
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has one School Board member vacancy on the Committee of Credentials (Committee). The Committee reviews allegations of misconduct against educators. Applications are due by June 1, 2014. A copy of the application can be found at the following link.
January 15, 2014
Applications are Now Being Accepted for Membership on the Committee On Accreditation (COA)
The Committee on Accreditation has openings for two representatives from K-12 education and one for a representative of higher education. All application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. February 21, 2013. All of the application materials can be found on the Committee on Accreditation page.
January 13, 2014
January 2014 Statistic: January 2014 Statistic: Intern Credentials Issued: 2002-03 to 2012-13
In academic year 2012-13, more than 2,600 intern credentials were issued, while a decade ago, more than 7,000 credentials were issued. There has been a dramatic decrease in the number of intern credentials issued in the past several years. In spite of the decrease in the number of intern credentials, 956 out of 1100 districts and county offices currently employ teachers on intern credentials.
December 31, 2013
Chair's Report, December 2013
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, takes stock of the new landscape for education in California and sets a resolution for the Commission in 2014.
December 24, 2013
Darling-Hammond, Harris reelected Commission Chair and Vice Chair for 2014
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, internationally recognized education expert, and veteran teacher Kathleen Harris will continue as Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in 2014. The two were reelected at the Commission's December 13, 2013 meeting and will serve through December 2014.
December 13, 2013
Governor Reappoints Commissioners
Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has reappointed Commissioners Casallas, Cooney, Darling-Hammond, Harris and Ramirez to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
December 2, 2013
December 2013 Statistic: Program Completers by Academic Major and Preparation Route, 2011-2012
In 2011-2012, about 12,000 program completers finished all their teacher preparation program requirements. Reporting on program completers' undergraduate academic major was a new requirement under the 2008 reauthorization of Higher Education Opportunity Act. The undergraduate academic major distribution of program completers differed slightly by routes.
December 1, 2013
Updated April 29, 2016