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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda

June 13-14, 2019

Watch Meeting: Thursday, June 13, 2019 and Friday, June 14, 2019


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, June 13, 2019
General Session
9:00 a.m.

Tine Sloan, Chair

General Session
Chair Tine Sloan will convene General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.


1A: Approval of the April 2019 Minutes
The minutes of the April 2019 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.


1B: Approval of the June 2019 Agenda
The Agenda for the June 2019 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.


1C: Approval of the June 2019 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the June 2019 Consent Calendar.

1D: Chair’s Report


1E: Executive Director's Report


1F: Commission Member Reports


1G: Liaison Reports

Educator Preparation Committee

Haydee Rodriguez, Committee Chair

2A: Proposal to Update the Transition Timeline of Education Specialist Programs to New Standards and Development of an Education Specialist Teaching Performance Assessment
This agenda item provides information on the plan for approved Education Specialist preparation programs to transition to the newly adopted Program Standards. The item also presents a plan for developing an Education Specialist teaching performance assessment.

2B: Program Standards for Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization Programs
This agenda item presents updated program standards for the Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSE AA) programs. The updated ECSE Added Authorization standards are aligned with the recently updated Preliminary Early Childhood Special Education program standards.

2C: Clarification of the Expectations for Concurrent Bilingual Authorization Candidates Related to the Teaching Performance Assessment Requirement
This agenda item reviews the direction provided by the Commission at the February 2019 meeting. Advocates of bilingual education have raised concerns regarding specific points in the guidance language. The agenda item identifies these aspects for further Commission discussion and potential staff direction.  

2D: Proposed Adoption of Passing Score Standards for the Redeveloped California Teaching Performance Assessment
This agenda item provides (a) foundational information about the standard setting process for Commission examinations and (b) recommendations for passing score standards for the redeveloped California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA).

2E: A Proposal to Streamline the Single Subject Matter Program Standards and Review Process
This agenda item presents a proposal to streamline the program standards and review process for Single Subject Matter programs. The streamlining would bring the Single Subject Matter program standards and review process into alignment with the more recently adopted Elementary Subject Matter program standards and review process.

2F: Proposed Definitions for Pathways to a Preliminary Teaching Credential for Use in the Accreditation Data System
This agenda item proposes definitions for pathways offered by preliminary teacher preparation programs for use in the Commission’s Accreditation Data System (ADS).  

Closed Session

Alicia Hinde, Vice Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session, to consider adverse actions, Petitions for Reinstatement, Decisions and Orders, and Proposed Decisions, 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, June 14, 2019
General Session
8:30 a.m.

Tine Sloan, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Tine Sloan 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

3A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.

Certification Committee

Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Committee Chair

4A: Eminence Credentials: History and Policy Discussion
This agenda item presents a brief history of policy changes related to the Eminence Credential since this section of statute was first enacted, and provides the Commission an opportunity to discuss how the Eminence Credential fits into the current education policy in California. 

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Monica Martinez, Committee Chair

5A: Update on the Governor’s Proposed 2019-20 Budget
This agenda item provides an update on the sections of the Governor’s proposed 2019-20 budget that relate to the Commission.

Legislative Committee

Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair

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 the Commissioners.

General Session

Tine Sloan, Chair


1H: Report of Closed Session Items 

1I: New Business

  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations


Updated June 10, 2019