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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated February 17, 2015
Watch MeetingThursday, February 12, 2015 and Friday, February 13, 2015

All attachments are in PDF format. 

Commission Meeting Agenda
February 12-13, 2015


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, February 12, 2015

Executive Committee

9:00 a.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair 
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair 
C. Michael Cooney 
Alicia Hinde 
Ref Rodriguez 
Juliet Tiffany-Morales

1A: Review and Recommendation of Proposed Changes to Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the Commission's Policy Manual

The Committee will review the proposed revisions to Chapters 1,2,4,5 and 6 of the Commission's Policy Manual and recommend revisions for adoption by the Commission.



General Session

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 December 2014 Minutes

The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the December 2014 meeting of the Commission.

2B: Approval of the February 2015 Agenda

The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the February 2015 meeting of the Commission.

2C: Approval of the February 2015 Consent Calendar

 The Commission will consider approval of the February 2015 Consent Calendar.

2D: Chair's Report

2E: Executive Director's Report


2F: Commission Member Reports


2G: Liaison Reports


2H: Report of Executive Committee

The Commission will consider the recommendation of the Executive Committee to adopt revisions to Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the Commission's Policy Manual.  



Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Ref Rodriguez, Committee Chair

3A: Update on the Governor's Proposed Budget for the Commission in 2015-16

This agenda item provides an update on the salient points of the Commission's portion of the proposed 2015-16 Governor's Budget and provides a status report on the Commission's current-year budget.



Professional Services Committee

Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair


4A: Potential Adoption of Revised Standards for Program Implementation of Commission-Approved Teaching Performance Assessments
This item presents for potential adoption by the Commission the revised standards for program implementation of Commission-approved Teaching Performance Assessments (TPAs) in California. These standards have been revised in response to Commission, stakeholder, and Performance Assessment Task Group feedback.

4B: Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Mathematics Examination

This agenda item provides (a) foundational information about the standard setting process and (b) recommendations for passing score standards for the CSET: Mathematics examination, which has been updated to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Item 4B - Agenda Insert

4C: Initial Institutional Approval

This agenda item presents one prospective program sponsor for initial institutional approval by the Commission.  

Item 4C - Agenda Attachment


4D: Update on the Work to Strengthen and Streamline the Commission's Accreditation System

This agenda item provides an update on the work to strengthen and streamline the Commission's Accreditation system. The item reports on the first meetings of the Accreditation Advisory Panel and Task Groups and briefly describes the plans to complete the work in Spring 2015.  


4E: Update on the Implementation of the Recommendations from the Greatness by Design (GbD) Report and the Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel (TAP)

This item presents a summary of the Commission's activities to implement recommendations from the Greatness by Design (GbD) Report and the Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel (TAP). 



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 (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE). The Commission will also consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement, petitions for reduction of penalty and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126(e). The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, February 13, 2015
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.

Public Hearing

8:30 a.m.

2I: Proposed Amendments and Addition to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to a Complete Paper Application Packet

This item presents proposed amendments and addition to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations to consolidate regulations listing items required for submission of a complete paper application to the Commission. This includes materials needed for both the Certification and Professional Practices Divisions.


Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair

5A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report

This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.


Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Committee Chair

6A: Proposed Amendments to Adopted Criteria for a Variable Term Waiver of the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential                
This agenda item presents proposed amendments to the Commission-adopted criteria for the initial issuance and reissuance of a Variable Term Waiver (VTW) for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Services Credential and requests that the Commission delegate authority to staff to approve or deny requests for these waivers based on the adopted criteria.
Item 6A - Presentation


6B: Proposed Modifications to the Supplementary Authorization in Computer Concepts and Applications
This agenda item presents proposed modifications to the Supplementary Authorization in Computer Concepts and Applications. The proposed revisions reflect a change in focus from preparation to teach only basic computer use, keyboarding, and software applications to a broader preparation inclusive of a full K-12 Computer Science education. The proposed revisions would require changes to the coursework Content Areas of Study for the authorization. Further, to reflect the broader approach to this content area, the name of this Supplementary Authorization is proposed to be changed to "Computer Science."

Item 6B - Presentation 1

Item 6B - Presentation 2


6C: Request for Consideration of Eminence Credential 
This agenda item presents a request by resolution from the Governing Board of Santa Rosa City School in Sonoma County to the Commission for the issuance of a credential based on Eminence to Dr. Adrienne Larocque in the subject of Academic Earth Sciences.

Item 6C - Agenda Appendix B

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.

Item 7A - Agenda Insert



7B: Analyses of Bills

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

Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

2J: Report of Closed Session Items


2K: New Business

Bimonthly Agenda is presented

Audience Presentations




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