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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

651 Bannon Street, Suite 600

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated on June 17, 2008

See Also:  April 2008 Commission Meeting Minutes


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Commission Meeting Agenda

April 10 - 11, 2008


Riverside County 
Office of Education
Conference Center
3958 12th Street
Riverside, CA



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.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

General Session

9:00 a.m.

P. David Pearson, Chair


Convene General Session  
Commission Chair P. David Pearson will convene General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.

1A: Approval of the March 2008 Minutes
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the March 2008 meeting of the Commission. 


1B: Approval of the April 2008 Agenda
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the April 2008 meeting of the Commission. 


1C: Approval of the April 2008 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the April 2008 Consent Calendar. 


1D: Welcome by Superintendent Young
Kenneth M. Young, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, will welcome the Commission to the Riverside County Office of Education. 


1E: Chair's Report 

1F: Executive Director's Report 


1G: Commission Member Reports 



1H: Liaison Reports 

Professional Services Committee

Paula Cordeiro, Committee Chair

2A: Teacher Supply in California 2006-07, A Report to the Legislature
This agenda item is in response to AB 471 (Chap. 381, Stats. 1999), 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. 


2B: Approval of a Plan for Alternative Subject Matter Competency Assessment for Additional Less Commonly Taught Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
This agenda item presents for Commission approval a plan for an alternative subject matter competency assessment process for less commonly taught languages other than English. 


2C: Proposed Revisions to Teacher Preparation Program Standards 7A, 7B, and 8B(d)
This agenda item presents proposed revisions to teacher preparation program standards 7A, 7B, and 8B (d) in order to align these program standards with revised RICA specifications adopted by the Commission as well as with the new state Reading/Language Arts Framework. 

Item 2C - Agenda Insert -- Posted 4-8-2008 


2D: Program Approval and Initial Institutional Approval
This agenda item presents three single subject matter programs for Commission approval and one prospective program sponsor for initial institutional approval. 


2E: Authorization to Teach English Learners
This item provides a summary of issues raised by stakeholders at a meeting held on February 21, 2008 on the topic of addressing the needs of English Learners. Further, it presents for consideration a concept discussed by the stakeholders to establish a new single subject credential. 


2F: Update on the Induction Standards Review
This item presents an update on the work of the Induction Standards Design Team, including the proposed Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Teacher Induction Programs, as required by SB 1209 (Chap.527, Stats. 2006). 


2G: Report on the Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT)
This item presents an overview of the new formative assessment system being developed by the BTSA Induction community.  In addition, a program director, support provider, and participating teacher will share their experiences from participating in the 2007-08 field test of FACT. 


2H: Proposal to Establish a Single Subject Teaching Credential in General Science (Foundational-Level)
This agenda item presents additional information regarding a proposal for an additional Single Subject credential subject area: General Science (Foundational-Level). 
Item 2H - Agenda Insert -- Posted 4-8-2008 


2I: Plan for the Review of the Designated Subjects Adult Education Credential Requirements and Program Standards
This item presents the plan to review the requirements for the Designated Subjects Adult Education credential and Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Designated Subjects Adult Education Teacher Preparation Programs


2J: Plan for the Review of the Reading Certificate and Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential Requirements and Program Standards
This agenda item presents the plan to review the requirements for the Reading Certificate and Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential and the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for the Reading Certificate and Reading and Language Arts Specialist Preparation Programs


Closed Session

P. David Pearson, Chair

The Commission will 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 actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ad Hoc Committee

8:30 a.m.

Caleb Cheung

Paula Cordeiro

Leslie Littman

3A: Interview and Selection of Members for the Committee on Accreditation
This agenda item presents information about the finalists for the Committee on Accreditation (COA) for the 2008-09 year. After interviewing the finalists, the Committee will select three new COA members to recommend to the Commission.

General Session will convene immediately following Ad Hoc Committee

P. David Pearson, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Commission Chair P. David Pearson will reconvene General Session. 

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

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee

Caleb Cheung, Committee Chair 

4A: Request for Consideration of Eminence Credential
This item presents an application for an Eminence Credential in English by Health Sciences High and Middle College, a Charter School in San Diego County, on Behalf of Dr. Douglas Fisher.

Legislative Committee

Loretta Whitson, Acting Committee Chair

5A: Status of Legislation
This agenda item provides the status of legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position. 


5B: Analyses of Bills
This agenda item presents analyses of educator preparation or licensing legislation. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bills' provisions, estimate their costs, and recommend amendments, if applicable. 
Item 5B - Agenda Insert -- Posted 4-8-2008 

Reconvene General Session

P. David Pearson, Chair


1I: Report of Closed Session Items  



1J: Report of Ad Hoc Committee 



1K: New Business 
Quarterly Agenda is presented
Audience Presentations



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