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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated on November 19, 2008

See Also:  October 2008 Commission Meeting Minutes


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Commission Meeting Agenda

October 7, 2008

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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

General Session

9:00 a.m.

P. David Pearson, Chair

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

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


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


1C: Approval of the October 2008 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the October 2008 Consent Calendar. 
Item 1C - Agenda Insert -- Posted 10-6-2008 


1D: Chair's Report 

1E: Executive Director's Report 


1F: Commission Member Reports 


1G: Liaison Reports 

1H: The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of Value-Added Assessment
Dr. Dan Goldhaber will discuss the benefits and challenges of value-added assessment. 


Professional Services Committee

Paula Cordeiro, Committee Chair

2A: Program Approval and Initial Institutional Approval
This agenda item presents one single subject matter program, one prospective program sponsor for initial institutional approval, and one induction program for withdrawal. 


2B: Options for Administrative Services Credential Examinations
This agenda item presents options for the Commission's consideration relative to examinations for the Administrative Services Credential. 


2C: Proposed Standards and Credential Authorizations for Education Specialist Teaching Credentials
This agenda item will present the proposed standards, preconditions, and authorization statements for Education Specialist Teaching Credentials, including authorizations in Communication Development, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Physical and Health Impairment and Visually Impaired. 


2D: Authorizations to Teach Mathematics
This agenda item presents information on the different documents that authorize an individual to teach mathematics. In addition, the item provides data on the numbers of individuals earning credentials to teach mathematics, the mathematics subject matter requirements, the passing rates of the CSET mathematics examination, pedagogical preparation to teach mathematics, and how students in the public schools are scoring on the standardized mathematics examinations. 


2E: Update on the Review of the Reading Certificate and Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential Requirements and Program
This agenda item provides information about the activities of the Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential Advisory Panel and reports on the panel's first meeting. 


2F: Discussion of the Concept of a Third Tier Teaching Credential
This item introduces the concept of a third tier teaching credential for Commission consideration. Staff will describe the origins of this concept and report on a brainstorming meeting held with stakeholders. Staff seeks direction from the Commission about further exploration and consideration of the topic. 


General Session

1:00 p.m.

David Pearson, Chair

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

Public Hearing

1:30 p.m.

1I: Proposed Amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations §80004 Pertaining to a Foundational-Level General Science Authorization for the Single Subject Teaching Credential
The proposed amendments pertaining to the Single Subject Teaching Credential Authorization to include an authorization for Foundational-Level General Science are presented for public hearing. 


Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair

3A: Approval of Agreement Awards Over $150,000 for Fiscal Year 2008-09
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. 


Legislative Committee

Margaret Gaston, Committee Chair

4A: Status of Legislation
This agenda item provides the status of legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position. 
Item 4A - Agenda Insert -- Posted 10-1-1008 


Reconvene General Session

P. David Pearson, Chair

1J: New Business
Quarterly Agenda is presented
Audience Presentations


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.

Reconvene General Session

P. David Pearson, Chair

1K: Report of Closed Session Items 




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