Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
In response to Governor Newsom’s declaration of a State of an Emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and Executive Order N-29-20 the Commission on Teacher Credentialing will conduct the public portion of its meeting via Zoom webcast. Members of the Commission will not be present at the Commission office, but will participate by teleconference from other locations throughout the state. The public may access the General Session of this meeting through the Zoom webcast. If they do not have computer access they may participate by telephone via the US Toll-Free call-in numbers delineated below.
Meeting Participation via Zoom Webcast
The Commission’s General Session teleconference meeting will be accessible for public participation through a Zoom webcast. The following links are provided to access the webcasts on October 8-9, 2020:
Meeting Participation via Teleconference
If you do not have access to a computer, the public may listen to the Commission meeting by dialing US Toll-Free: 877-853-5257 or 888-475-4499. The Meeting ID numbers for each day are listed below.
- October 8: 851 0126 3970
- October 9: 882 6821 3374
Note: Individuals calling from a blocked telephone number who plan to make public comment (see below) on an agenda item during the course of the meeting must unblock their telephone number by dialing *82 prior to entering the toll-free number listed above.
Public Comment Procedures
Members of the public wishing to address the Commission on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to send an email to email@example.com. The email must include the following information:
- Agenda item number in the subject line
- Name and affiliation of the person who will address the Commission
Note: The name of individual requesting to speak must match the name used to join the webinar and/or include the telephone number if joining the meeting through teleconference.
Public comment may be limited to one-minute per speaker depending on the volume of speakers wishing to speak to a particular agenda item.
Members of the public wishing to address the Commission on a subject to be considered at this meeting who DO NOT have internet access may call 916-322-6253. If calling prior to the meeting, leave a voicemail with the above listed information, including your phone number. Your name will be called when the item is opened for public comment. You will need to be connected to the meeting via the US Toll-Free number listed above in order to make your public comment.
At the appropriate time for public comment Commission staff will call the name of the individual who has sent an email or left a voicemail requesting to speak on an agenda item and invite them to give their comment. At that time, the meeting host will change the individual’s permissions and ask that they turn on their camera and unmute their microphone to share their comment. At the conclusion of the speaker’s comments the meeting host will remove the individual’s permission and their camera and microphone will be disabled.
Staff will be monitoring email and voicemail at 916-322-6253 for public comment requests prior to and during the presentation of each item.
Written Comment Procedures
Members of the public wishing to submit written comments to the Commission regarding an agenda item are asked to submit written comments online no later than Monday at 5:00 pm the week of the meeting. If you are unable to submit your comments online please contact the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot meet the deadline, you are welcome to make public comments during the meeting (see above).
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 reordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting.
Reasonable Accommodation: Any person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting 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.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Chair Tine Sloan will convene General Session. Roll call will be taken, and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.
1A: Approval of the August 2020 Minutes
The minutes of the August 2020 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.
1B: Approval of the October 2020 Agenda
The Agenda for the October 2020 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.
1C: Approval of the October 2020 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the October 2020 Consent Calendar.
1D: Chair’s Report
1E: Executive Director’s Report
1F: Commission Member Reports
1G: Liaison Reports
Educator Preparation Committee
Monica Martinez, Acting Committee Chair
2A: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2018-19
This agenda item is the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2018-19, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the twentieth annual report and includes a description of credentialing requirements to teach in California public schools and qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs.
2B: Pathways for Current Education Specialist Credential Holders Interested in Earning the New Education Specialist Credential
This agenda item presents possible pathways for Education Specialist credential holders seeking to earn the equivalent authorization under the new Education Specialist standards and Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) when their credential was issued based on the previous standards and TPEs. Development of such a pathway will ensure that current credential holders interested in obtaining the new Education Specialist authorization(s) meet the 2018 TPEs that were not addressed in their original preparation program.
2C: Collaboration between Preparers of Educators and the Local Education Agencies that Employ Program Completers
This agenda item presents information on the statutory and Commission-adopted requirements for collaboration between institutions that prepare educators and the local education agencies that employ new educators. This item also provides the requirements for Preliminary Teacher preparation programs to develop transition plans for program completers to take to their Commission-approved Induction programs thereby creating a connection between the two programs and informing the new educators’ work during induction.
2D: Update on the Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers Grant Programs
This agenda item presents an update on the Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers grant program, one of five grant programs administered by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and provides the first round of data collected for Year One of the Local Solutions grant program.
Alicia Hinde, Vice Chair
The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126, to consider the following pending litigation: Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Mary Armstrong, Lee Pope v. Kathleen Carroll (Court of Appeal Third Appellate District, Case No. C083250), Emily Ismael v. CTC (Sacramento, Superior Court, Case No. 34-2020-80003344), Commission on Teacher Credentialing v. Kathy Little, Simone Kovats, Debra Sather (Court of Appeal Third Appellate District, Case No. C092001), and Staranne Meyers and Linda Stearn v. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; Does 1-25 (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2020-80003416). The Commission will also consider adverse actions, Petitions for Reinstatement and Proposed Decisions while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44246, 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 9, 2020
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.
Educator Preparation Committee
Monica Martinez, Acting Committee Chair
2E: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for Newhall School District
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Newhall School District’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval by the Commission.
2F: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for Lake County Office of Education
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Lake County Office of Education’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval by the Commission.
2G: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for University of Antelope Valley
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, University of Antelope Valley’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval.
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.
3B: Division of Professional Practices Annual Workload Report Fiscal Year 2019-20
This agenda item presents the annual report on the discipline workload of the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) for Fiscal Year 2019-20.
Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Monica Martinez, Committee Chair
Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair
Tine Sloan, Chair
1H: Strategic Plan Development Update
Staff will present an update on the strategic planning process and request the Commission’s feedback and guidance to further develop the strategic plan.
1I: Report of Closed Session Items
1J: New Business
- Bimonthly Agenda is presented
- Audience Presentations
- 1J Written Comments