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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

651 Bannon Street, Suite 600

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated April 13, 2016
Watch Meeting: Wednesday, April 13, 2016Thursday, April 14, 2016 and Friday, April 15, 2016

All attachments are in PDF format. 

Commission Meeting Agenda
April 13-15, 2016
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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ad Hoc Committee

3:00 p.m.

Joseph Aguerrebere

Kirstin Barnes

Alicia Hinde

1A: Interview, Recommendation, and Appointment of Members for the Committee on Accreditation
This agenda item provides information about the finalists for open positions on the Committee on Accreditation (COA). After interviewing the finalists from institutions of higher education and K-12, the Ad Hoc Committee will select three new COA members to recommend to the Commission and may recommend additional individuals as alternates. The Commission will consider persons recommended and make appointments. 

Item 1A - Agenda Insert


Thursday, April 14, 2016

General Session

9:00 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 February 2016 Minutes
The minutes of the February 2016 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval. 


2B: Approval of the April 2016 Agenda
The Agenda for the April 2016 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.


2C: Approval of the April 2016 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the April 2016 Consent Calendar. 

Item 2C - Agenda Insert



2D: Chair's Report 

2E: Executive Director's Report


2F: Commission Member Reports


2G: Liaison Reports

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Kirsten Barnes, Committee Chair

3A: Approval of Contract for Administrator Performance Assessment
This item provides information about a proposed contract for the Administrator Performance Assessment and requests that the Commission approve a contract exceeding $150,000. 

Item 3A - APA Development Process Graphic


Certification Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

4A: Routes for Out-of-State Credentialed Teachers
This agenda item provides an overview of California's requirements for teachers prepared out-of-state from 1970 to the present, to earn a California teaching credential. 


4B: Review of Regulations and Policy Pertaining to the Period of Validity of Examinations for Certification
This agenda item reviews for Commission discussion and potential modification, policies and regulations concerning the period of validity of examinations. 


4C: Proposed Revision of Options for Meeting the Subject Matter Requirement for Multiple Subject Credential Candidates
This agenda item provides a review of current regulations that require multiple subject credential candidates to demonstrate their subject matter competence by passing the CSET, and do not allow completion of an approved subject matter program to waive this requirement.  Staff recommends that the Commission amend its regulations to increase options for candidates seeking the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. 


4D: Request to Waive the Requirement that a Candidate Hold a Bachelor's Degree from a Regionally Accredited College or University
This agenda item contains a request from Academy of Art University (AAU) to waive the requirement that a candidate hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, specifically for an AAU graduate, Jason Gilbertson. 

Educator Preparation Committee

Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair

5A: Teacher Supply in California, 2014-15 A Report to the Legislature
This agenda item asks the Commission to approve a report to the Governor and the Legislature on the number of teachers who received credentials, certificates, permits and waivers to teach in California public schools. During the presentation of this agenda item, recently developed dashboards on teacher supply and demand will be demonstrated. 

Item 5A- Appendix


5B: Accreditation Delivery Models for Teacher Preparation Programs, Options for Clinical Practice and Data Collection
This agenda item presents information on delivery models that Commission-approved teacher preparation programs may offer such as undergraduate, integrated, blended, and post-baccalaureate teacher preparation including the variety of options for clinical practice such as student teaching, intern, residency and co-teaching. The agenda item asks the Commission to provide direction so that when programs submit data, identifying the local delivery models and enrollment in each local model, that there are common definitions.


5C: Annual Report on Passing Rates of Commission-Approved Examinations from 2010-2011 to 2014-2015
This agenda item reports the passing rates of Commission-approved examinations. For each examination, the purpose of the examination, its structure, the scoring process, the examination volume, the first-time passing rate, and the cumulative passing rate are discussed. When available, the passing rate by demographic data is also discussed. 

Item 5C - Agenda Appendix

Closed Session

Kathleen Harris, Vice 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 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, April 15, 2016

General Session

8:30 a.m.

Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair

Reconvene General Session
Vice Chair Kathleen Harris will reconvene General Session. 

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

Educator Preparation Committee

Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair

5D: Work Related to Establishing Reciprocity for Instructors of Adult Education
Senate Bill 173 (Chap. 545, Stats. 2014) requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to review the current requirements for adult education instructors, as specified, and develop recommendations for modifying or establishing reciprocity standards for these instructors. The recommendations from this work are to be submitted to legislative staff by July 1, 2016. 

Professional Practices Committee

C. 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
This agenda item provides the status of legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission. 

Item 7A - Agenda Insert


7B: Analysis of Bills
Staff will present analyses of current bills impacting the Commission's work, including educator preparation and licensing bills, for the Commission to determine what, if any, position is appropriate. The analyses of each bill will summarize current law, describe the bill's provisions, estimate its costs and recommend amendments, if applicable. 

Reconvene General Session

Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair

2H: Interview, Recommendation, and Appointment of Members for the Committee on Accreditation
The Commission will consider persons recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee and make appointments. 

Item 2H - Agenda Insert


2I: Report of Closed Session Items


2J: New Business

Bimonthly Agenda is presented

Audience Presentations




Updated April 25, 2023