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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda

September 6-8, 2017

Watch Meeting: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Thursday September 7, 2017, Friday, September 8, 2017

All attachments are in PDF format. 
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. 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Ad Hoc Committee
2:00 p.m.

C. Michael Cooney
Marysol de la Torre-Escobedo
Haydee Rodriguez

Action
1A: Interview and Recommendation of Members/Alternates for the Committee of Credentials
This agenda item provides information about the selection process for appointments to the Committee of Credentials. Applications submitted to the Commission prior to the posting of this item are attached. Any additional applications will be brought in an insert on the day of the meeting.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair 
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
Kirsten Barnes
C. Michael Cooney
José Gonzalez
Ref Rodriguez

Action
2A: Educator Preparation Student Liaison
This agenda item presents possible appointees for Educator Preparation Student Liaison to the Commission.

General Session 

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

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

Action
3A: Approval of the June 2017 Minutes
The minutes of the June 2017 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

Action
3B: Approval of the September 2017 Agenda
The Agenda for the September 2017 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Action 
3C: Approval of the September 2017 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the September 2017 Consent Calendar.

Information
3D: Chair’s Report

Information
3E: Executive Director’s Report

Information
3F: Commission Member Reports

Information
3G: Liaison Reports

Educator Preparation Committee

José Gonzalez, Committee Chair

Action
4A: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for Las Virgenes Unified School District
This agenda item presents, as a part of the Initial Institutional Approval Process, Las Virgenes Unified School District’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval.

Action

4B: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for Santa Barbara Unified School District
This agenda item presents, as a part of the Initial Institutional Approval Process, Santa Barbara Unified School District’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval.

Information/Action 

4C: Summary of the Work Related to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential 
This agenda item provides a summary of the activities of work related to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential and presents recommendations from the several Special Education Work Groups for the Commission’s consideration and potential action.

Action
4D: Update on the Redevelopment of the Fresno Assessment of Student Teachers (FAST) and Request for Commission Authority to Waive the Professional Preparation Requirement for Candidates Participating in the FAST Field Test
This agenda item presents an update on the redevelopment of the FAST. It also recommends that the Commission grant waivers to candidates participating in the field test of the revised FAST in anticipation of full implementation of revised TPAs in 2018-19.

Action
4E: Realignment of the Preliminary Administrative Services Content and Performance Expectations
This agenda item presents a final draft of the realignment of the content and performance expectations for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential, bringing them into closer alignment with one another and the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL).

Action
4F: Initial Institutional Approval: Process for Non-Governmental Organizations and Community-Based Organizations
This agenda item presents information on the Initial Institutional Approval (IIA) Process for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Community-Based Organizations (CBO) to sponsor teacher preparation for STEM fields and proposed updates to the process.

Information/Action
4G: An Update on Changes to CAEP’s Annual Dues Formula
This agenda item presents information on the annual dues that the Council on the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) charges the Commission, provides information on recent changes to the formula for determining the dues, and asks the Commission if the annual dues should be included in the Cost Recovery Fee process. 

Closed Session

Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126, 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, Proposed Decisions, requests for Reconsideration, and Proposed Consent Determinations in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126. The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.


Friday, September 8, 2017
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 completed, may be taken up today.

Professional Practices Committee

C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair 

Information
5A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.

Information
5B: Division of Professional Practices Annual Workload Report Fiscal Year 2016-17
This agenda item presents the annual report on the discipline workload of the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

Certification Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

Action
6A: Appeal of the Commission’s Denial of a Speech-Language Pathology Variable Term Waiver
This agenda item is brought before the Commission at the request of Ms. Dale Brodsky, Esq., on behalf of her client in this matter, Ms. Suzanne Okin. Ms. Okin is appealing the Commission's denial of reissuance of a Speech-Language Pathology (“SLP”) Variable-Term Waiver.  Certification staff denied Ms. Okin a waiver in strict compliance with the Commission’s 2015 SLP numerical limit policy.

Action
6B: Requests to Waive the Regional Accreditation Requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree Needed for Certification
This agenda item presents five waiver requests submitted by Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) on behalf of candidates who earned their Bachelor’s degrees at a time when their institutions were not regionally accredited.

Information/Action
6C: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations §80054.1 for Out-of-State Prepared Administrators
This agenda item proposes amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations §80054.1 to allow out-of-state prepared administrators with at least three years of full-time teaching or services experience to satisfy up to two years of the five-year experience requirement.

Information/Action
6D: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 CCR §80457 to Include a Definition of Private School Accreditation for Certification Purposes
This agenda item presents additional proposed modifications to the definition of regional accreditation outlined in the Title 5 section 80457, which would address the need for the Commission to promulgate regulations regarding the meaning of an “accredited private school” for certification purposes under Education Code section 44259.2.

Legislative Committee

Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair

Information
7A: Status of Legislation
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures of interest to the Commission and address questions regarding any other legislation identified by the Commissioners.

Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Action
3H: Interview and Recommendation of Members/Alternates for the Committee of Credentials
The Commission will consider persons recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee and make appointments.

Information
3I: Report of the Executive Committee

Information
3J: Report of Closed Session Items

Information
3K: New Business
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Adjournment
Updated September 19, 2017