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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda

October 26-27, 2017

Watch Meeting: Thursday, October 26, 2017 and  Friday, October 27, 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. 

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, October 26, 2017
Executive Committee
9:00 a.m.

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

Action
1A: Proposal to Reinstate the Commission’s Appeals and Waivers Committee
This agenda item proposes amended language to the Policy Manual for final approval by the Commission. This language would reestablish the Appeals and Waivers Committee.

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
2A: Approval of the September 2017 Minutes
The minutes of the September 2017 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

Action

2B: Approval of the October 2017 Agenda
The Agenda for the October 2017 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Action

2C: Approval of the October 2017 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the October 2017 Consent Calendar.

Information
2D: Chair’s Report

Information
2E: Executive Director’s Report

Information

2F: Commission Member Reports

Information

2G: Liaison Reports

Educator Preparation Committee

José Gonzalez, Committee Chair

Action
3A: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2015-2016 as Required by Title II of the Higher Education Act
This agenda item is the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2015-2016, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the seventeenth annual report and includes a description of credentialing requirements to teach in California public schools and qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs.

Action

3B: Initial Institutional Approval - Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Atwater Elementary School District
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Atwater Elementary School District’s responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.

Action

3C: Proposed Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the Revised and Updated California Subject Examinations for Teachers Science-Related Examinations (CSET: Multiple Subjects Subtest II and CSET: Science)
This agenda item provides (a) foundational information about the standard setting process for Commission standardized examinations and (b) recommendations for passing score standards for the CSET: Multiple Subjects Subtest II and the Science examinations, which have been revised and updated to include content revisions and new constructed-response tasks in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Information/Action

3D: Update on Work Related to the Child Development Permit
This agenda item presents an update on work related to the state’s Child Development Permit, including recommendations for the Commission’s consideration and potential action.

Action
3E: Overview of the Early Completion Intern Program Option and Recommendation for a Change to the Entry Requirements
This agenda item provides an overview of the Early Completion Intern Program Option along with a recommendation for the Commission’s consideration and potential action concerning a change to the entry requirements.

Information

3F: Program Capacity Survey
This agenda item provides information on the Program Capacity Survey completed by institutions that sponsor Preliminary Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Education Specialist teacher preparation programs.

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 Motions to Vacate the Default Decision and Order 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, October 27, 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
4A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.

Certification Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

Action
5A: Request to Waive the Regional Accreditation Requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree Needed for Certification
This agenda item presents one waiver request submitted by an Institution of Higher Education on behalf of a candidate who earned her bachelor’s degree at a time when her institution was not regionally accredited.

Legislative Committee

Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair

Information
6A: 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 Commissioners.

Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Action
2H: Proposal to Reinstate the Commission’s Appeals and Waivers Committee
The Commission will consider an amendment to its Policy Manual to reestablish the Appeals and Waivers Committee.

Information

2I: Report of Closed Session Items

Information

2J: New Business

  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Adjournment
Updated November 03, 2017