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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated October 14, 2013
Watch Meeting: Thursday, September 26, 2013 and Friday, September 27, 2013

All attachments are in PDF format. 

Commission Meeting Agenda
September 26-27, 2013

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, September 26, 2013

Executive Committee

9:00 a.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair

Erick Casallas

C. Michael Cooney

Eddie Cuevas

Nancy Ramirez

1A: Educator Preparation Student Liaison
This agenda item presents possible appointees for Educator Preparation Student Liaison to the Commission. 

Item 1A - Insert


General Session

Approximately 9:30 a.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will convene the General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited. 

2A: Approval of the August 2013 Minutes
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the August 2013 meeting of the Commission. 


2B: Approval of the September 2013 Agenda
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the September 2013 meeting of the Commission. 


2C: Approval of the September 2013 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the September 2013 Consent Calendar. 

Item 2C - Insert


2D: Chair's Report


2E: Executive Director's Report


2F: Commission Member Reports


2G: Liaison Reports


2H: Update on Induction Programs
This agenda item presents a background review of the BTSA program and its expansion to the induction program, as well as an examination of the current context in which these programs are operating. In addition, this item presents some policy questions for Commission discussion to help guide the future of new teacher induction in California. 

SRI Presentation

SCNTC Presentation

Riverside COE Presentation

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Eddie Cuevas, Committee Chair

3A: Commission on Teacher Credentialing Budget
This agenda item provides an overview of the Commission's budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, reviews the fiscal constraints that are projected to impact the operations of the agency, and presents options for improving the long-range fiscal outlook for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

Powerpoint Presentation


Professional Services Committee

Erick Casallas, Committee Chair

4A: Proposed Cost Recovery Plan for Accreditation Activities and Draft Regulatory Language
This is a two-part item. Part One brings proposed policies focusing on cost recovery for accreditation activities for consideration and possible action; Part Two provides draft regulatory language that addresses cost recovery for some accreditation activities consistent with the 2013-14 state budget for the Commission. 


4B: Potential Approval of an Additional Teaching Performance Assessment
This agenda item provides recommendations concerning the potential approval of an additional teaching performance assessment known as the "edTPA," pursuant to the Commission's responsibilities under EC Section 44320.2(d). Policy issues relating to statewide implementation of teaching performance assessments may also be discussed. 


4C: Overview of the Early Completion Intern Program Option and Recommendation for Adoption of a Replacement for the Teaching Foundations Examination
This agenda item provides an overview of the Early Completion Intern Program Option (ECO), a recommendation for the Commission's consideration and potential action concerning a replacement for the Teaching Foundations Examination (TFE) used as part of the statutory requirements for candidates participating in the ECO option, and a further discussion of the recommendations concerning the ECO made by the Teacher Preparation Advisory (TAP) panel. 

Item 4C - Agenda Insert



4D: Field Experience Requirements for the Preliminary Teaching Credential
This agenda item continues the discussion of the range of recommendations presented by the TAP Panel. In this item, the Commission will continue to examine the TAP recommendations related to field experience for possible staff direction and/or adoption. 

4E: Update on Administrator Performance Assessments
This agenda item provides an update on administrator performance assessments and presents options for the Commission's consideration and potential action concerning the development and implementation of an administrator performance assessment for all Preliminary Administrative Services Credential candidates. 


4F: Proposed Adoption of Standards and Preconditions for Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Preparation Programs
This item presents proposed program standards, preconditions, and proposed revised Content Expectations for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential for potential Commission adoption. Since their initial presentation to the Commission in April 2013, a field review was completed and the draft standards have been revised by the writing panel. 


4G: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2011-2012 as Required by Title II of the Higher Education Act
This agenda item presents the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2011-2012, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the thirteenth annual report and includes a description of credentialing requirements to teach in California public schools. In addition, it includes qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs, including pass rate data for all examinations used by the state for credentialing purposes. 

Item 4G - Appendix A

Item 4G - Appendix B

Closed Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(e) to consider the following pending litigation: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (U.S. District Court, Eastern District 2:13-CV-00249-KMJ-KJN).  The Commission will also consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to 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, September 27, 2013

General Session

8:30 a.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond 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

Constance Blackburn, Acting Committee Chair

5A: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations to Establish a Special Teaching Authorization in Physical Education for Holders of Designated Subjects Special Subjects Teaching Credentials
This agenda item presents proposed amendments to 5 California Code of Regulations §80037 to establish a special teaching authorization in physical education for holders of Designated Subjects Special Subjects Teaching Credentials in Basic Military Drill and Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Professional Practices Committee

Michael Cooney, Committee Chair

6A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload. 

Legislative Committee

Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair

7A: Status of Legislation
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission. 


Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

2I: Report of Closed Session Items


2J: Report of Executive Committee


2K: New Business

Quarterly Agenda is presented

Audience Presentations




Updated April 25, 2023