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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated August 16, 2006

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Commission Meeting Agenda
May 31 - June 1, 2006
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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Executive Committee

9:30 a.m.

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

Catherine Banker
Guillermo Gomez
Gloria Grant
John Kenney
Aida Molina
Jon Stordahl

Action 
1A: Approval of the December 1, 2005 Executive Committee Minutes 
Staff will recommend that the Committee approve the minutes of the December 1, 2005 meeting of the Executive Committee. After review, the Committee may approve, or amend and approve, the minutes. 

Action 
1B: Approval of the Commission's 2007 Meeting Schedule
The Committee will consider several options for the Commission's 2007 Meeting Schedule. 

Information/ Action 
1C: Discussion of Future Format of Commission Meeting Minutes  
The Executive Committee will discuss whether to maintain the current format of the Commission meeting minutes or modify the manner in which they are prepared and presented for action. 

Information/ Action 
1D: Should the Commission Assign Credential Waiver and Commission Appeal Authority to Staff?
This agenda item presents the benefits and disadvantages of assigning Commission staff the authority to issue credential waivers and grant Commission appeals.

Convene General Session

10:00 a.m.

Closed Session

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

The Commission will convene and immediately go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code Section 11126 as well as California Education Code Sections 44245 and 44248. The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all action taken or determinations made therein. 

Reconvene General Session

1:30 p.m.

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

2A: Reconvene General Session
Roll call shall be taken followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Action 
2B: Approval of the April 2006 Minutes
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the minutes of the April 2006 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
2C: Approval of the May/June 2006 Agenda
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the Agenda for the May/June 2006 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
2D: Approval of the May/June 2006 Consent Calendar
Agenda Item 2D - Insert

The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the May/June 2006 Consent Calendar. After review, the Commission may approve, or amend and approve the Consent Calendar. 

Information 
2E: Chair's Report 

Information 
2F: Executive Director's Report 

Information 
2G: Commission Member Reports 

Information 
2H: Liaison Reports

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee of the Whole

Hon Kenney, Committee Chair

Information/ Action 
3A: Update on the Proposed 2006-07 Governor's Budget 
Agenda Item 3A - Insert
Staff will present an update on the Proposed 2006-07 Governor's Budget related to the Commission. 

Information/ Action 
3B: Proposed Budget Change Proposals for the 2007-08 Budget Year
Staff will present the proposed Budget Change Proposal concepts for the 2007-08 budget development process. 

Information/ Action 
3C: Approval of Agreements that Exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars
Section 610 of the CCTC Policy Manual (Contract Authority) requires that agreements or contacts of $100,000 or more be approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This item presents a list of agreements that require approval for Fiscal Year 2005-06 and 2006-07. 

Information 
3D: Overview of the Commission's Teacher Credentialing Examination Development and Funding Processes  
Staff will present an overview of the Commission’s teacher credentialing examination development and funding processes. 

Information/ Action 
3E: Release of Request for Proposals for the Administration of Commission Examinations
At the April 5, 2006 meeting, the Commission asked staff to return with possible options regarding the release of information pertaining to a potential contract and the discussion regarding the State's contracting process. A representative from the Department of General Services -Office of Legal Services will present an overview of the contracting process and would be available to answer any questions members of the Commission may have. In addition, staff seeks the approval to release a Request for Proposal for the administration only of the Commission Examinations until further direction is provided on the future of the Commission Examinations. 

Information/ Action 
3F: Validity Study Process and Funding for the RICA Examination  
Staff will provide clarification on the validity study process. In addition, staff will seek the approval to fund the upcoming validity study for the RICA Examination.

Professional Services Committee

Aida Molina, Committee Chair

Information 
4A: Information Update on Accreditation
This item presents information about accreditation of educator preparation requested by the Commission at its April meeting. It includes a schedule of past accreditation reviews by institution and costs of accreditation. It also discusses the similarities and differences in the two federally approved national accrediting bodies for teacher preparation and information on what kinds of accreditation systems exist in other states. 

Information/ Action 
4B: Proposed Options for Committee on Accreditation Member Selection Process
At the April 4, 2006 meeting, the Commission asked staff to return with possible options to fill a current vacancy on the Committee on Accreditation and possible options for a revised selection process for future COA appointments. This report provides those options. 

Information/ Action 
4C: Program Approval and Initial Accreditation
This agenda report presents an update on the submission of single subject matter preparation programs, along with proposals submitted by local education agencies and institutions of higher education for single subject matter preparation program approval, a guidelines-based Administrative Services program, and induction program approval. 

Information/ Action 
4D: Proposed Plan to Modify the Special Education Credentialing Requirements
This report provides further information and proposed actions regarding the issues and related work in the area of special education that may have implications for Commission policy relative to structure and authorization for the Education Specialist Credential. 

Information/ Action 
4E: Report on Bilingual Certification Review
At the June 1, 2005 meeting, the Commission approved a three-part plan that would involve stakeholders in the consideration of four policy questions relative to bilingual certification for California teachers. This agenda item describes the process for implementing the plan to involve stakeholder feedback, including an on-line survey and a series of stakeholder meetings held around the state. The responses to the four policy questions that were developed by the expert Bilingual Certification Advisory Work Group and based upon stakeholder involvement are also presented for the Commission's consideration. 

Information/ Action 
4F: Update on Health Services (School Nurse) Credential Program Standards  
Staff will present a status report on the Health Services Credential (School Nurse) program standards and will discuss two procedural options for updating and revising these standards.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

8:45 a.m.

Appeals and Waivers Committee

Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair

Cindy Dodge
John Kenney
Leslie Littman
Marilyn McGrath

Action
5A: Approval of the Minutes
Staff will recommend that the Committee approve the minutes of the January 31, 2006 meeting of the Appeals and Waivers Committee. After review, the Committee may approve, or amend and approve the minutes. 

Action
5B: Waivers: Consent Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. These requests have been reviewed by staff on the basis of criteria adopted by the Commission. 

Action
5C: Waivers: Conditions Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. These requests have been reviewed by staff on the basis of criteria adopted by the Commission. Special conditions for subsequent waivers are included. 

Action
5D: Waivers: Denial Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. These waivers do not meet the criteria adopted by the Commission.

General Session Will Reconvene following Appeals & Waivers

9:00 a.m.

Reconvene General Session     
Reconvene General Session Chair Leslie Peterson Schwarze will reconvene the April 2006 General Session. Roll call will be taken.

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

Legislative Committee of the Whole

Jon Stordahl, Committee Chair

Information/ Action 
6A: Status of Legislation of Interest to the Commission  
Staff will present the status of legislative measures that have a position adopted by the Commission. 

Information/ Action 
6B: Analyses of Bills of Interest to the Commission
Agenda Item 6B - Insert

Staff will present analyses of educator preparation or licensing bills introduced by Legislators. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bills' provisions, estimate their costs and recommend amendments if applicable. 

Information 
6C: Items of Interest to the Commission
Staff will present an update on items of interest to the Commission.

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee of the Whole

Catherine Banker, Committee Chair

Information 
7A: Analysis of Proposal to Require Teachers to Renew Credentials Online 
This agenda item provides an analysis of the issues pertaining to teachers renewing their credentials online.

Reconvene General Session

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

2I: Report of Executive Committee 

2J: Report of Closed Session Items 

2K: Report of Appeals and Waivers Committee 

Information 
2L: New Business
Quarterly Agenda for July/August, September, and November/December is presented
Audience Presentations

2M: Adjournment
Updated March 16, 2017