Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
Updated on March 10, 2008
See Also: January 2008 Commission Meeting Minutes
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Commission Meeting Agenda
January 31 - February 1, 2008
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Thursday, January 31, 2008
P. David Pearson, Chair
Commission Chair P. David Pearson will convene General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.
1A: Approval of the December 2007 Minutes
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the December 2007 meeting of the Commission.
1B: Approval of the January-February 2008 Agenda
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the January-February 2008 meeting of the Commission.
1C: Approval of the January-February 2008 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the January-February 2008 Consent Calendar.
Item 1C - Agenda Insert -- Posted 1-30-2008
1D: Chair's Report
1E: Executive Director's Report
1F: Commission Member Reports
1G: Liaison Reports
Professional Services Committee
Paula Cordeiro, Committee Chair
2A: Program Approval and Initial Institutional Approval
This agenda report presents recommendations for approval of proposals submitted by local education agencies and institutions of higher education for initial institutional approval.
2B: Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Hmong, and Khmer Examinations
Staff will provide the Commission with recommendations relevant to the determination of the passing score standard for the CSET examinations in Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Hmong, and Khmer.
2C: Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Languages Other Than English Subtest IV (Bilingual Methodology) and Subtest V (Bilingual Culture)
Staff will provide the Commission with recommendations relevant to the determination of the passing score standard for the CSET: Languages Other Than English Subtest IV (Bilingual Methodology) and Subtest V (Bilingual Culture).
2D: Proposed Guidelines for English Learner Staff Development for Career Technical Education Teachers and Holders of Services Credentials with a Special Class Authorization
The proposed program guidelines for the completion of the Certificate of Staff Development for Career Technical Education teachers and for holders of services credentials with a special class authorization will be presented for approval. Pursuant to SB 1292 (Chap. 752, Stats. 2006) these staff development programs will provide a means for these teachers to earn an English Learner authorization.
2E: Proposed Program Standards for the Preparation of Teachers with a Bilingual Authorization
Staff will present the proposed Bilingual Program Standards for Commission consideration and adoption.
2F: Plan for Implementation of the Special Education Workgroup Recommendations
Staff will present the plan for the implementation of the recommendations of the Special Education Workgroup for Commission consideration and approval.
2G: Program Standards Structure: Recommendation to Remove Required Elements for Program Standards
This item presents for consideration and action by the Commission a revised structure for program standards. If approved by the Commission, the revised structure would remove the "Required Elements" component of the current SB 2042 standards and staff would move forward with stakeholders to revise the standards accordingly. This agenda item includes several draft revised standards to illustrate the revised format.
2H: Report on the Study of the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) and Intern Programs
Staff will present the study completed by the University of California, Riverside, under the direction of the California Department of Education and the Commission, on the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) and Intern programs. This study, mandated by SB 1209 (Chap. 527, Stats. 2006), was submitted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Governor and Legislature in December 2007.
2I: Plan to Review and Revise the Induction Program Standards
Staff will present a plan to review and revise the induction standards as required by SB 1209 (Chap. 527, Stats. 2006).
2J: Draft Standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs
This agenda item is the third in a series of items focusing on Career Technical Education (CTE). The item presents the CTE Advisory Panel's recommendations to update the CTE teacher preparation program standards.
2K: Update on Funded Teacher Development Programs
Staff will present a report on purposes, implementation and outcomes of the Commission's teacher development programs, including the Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program, District and University Internship programs, and the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA).
P. David Pearson, Chair
Friday, February 1, 2008
Caleb Cheung, Vice Chair
Commission Vice Chair Caleb Cheung will reconvene General Session.
Items agendized for the first day of the meeting, but not discussed, may be taken up today.
3A: Proposed Amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations §80440 Pertaining to Date of Issuance of Credentials and §80443 Pertaining to Processing Time for Credentials and Permits
The proposed amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations §80440 pertaining Date of Issuance of Credentials and §80443 pertaining to Processing Time for Credentials and Permits are presented for public hearing.
Item 3A - Agenda Insert -- Posted 1-30-2008
Caleb Cheung, Vice Chair
1H: A Person-Oriented Approach to Characterizing Beginning Teachers in Alternative Certification Programs
Dr. Elaine Chin will discuss findings on the study of beginning teachers in alternative certification programs.
1H: A Person-Oriented Approach to Characterizing Beginning Teachers in Alternative Certification Programs -- Posted 1-30-2008
Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Loretta Whitson, Acting Committee Chair
4A: Proposed Amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations §80413 Pertaining to Specific Requirements for Preliminary and Clear Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credentials for Applicants Prepared in California
This item presents for review and update proposed amendments pertaining to specific requirements for preliminary and clear multiple and single subject teaching credentials for applicants prepared in California.
Item 4A - Agenda Insert -- Posted 1-30-2008
Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair
5A: Approval of Agreement Awards Over $150,000 for Fiscal Year 2007-08
Section 610 of the Commission Policy Manual (Contract Authority) requires that agreements or contracts of $150,000 or more be approved by the Commission. This item presents agreements that require approval
5B: Proposed Budget Change Proposals for Fiscal Year 2008-09
Staff will present the proposed Budget Change Proposal concepts for the 2008-09 budget development process.
5C: Update on the Proposed 2008-09 Governor’s Budget
Staff will present an update on the Proposed 2008-09 Governor's Budget related to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Margaret Gaston, Committee Chair
6A: Status of Commission-Sponsored Legislation
This agenda item provides the status of Commission sponsored legislation.
Reconvene General Session
Caleb Cheung, Vice Chair
1I: Report of Closed Session Items
1J: New Business
Quarterly Agenda is presented