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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda
December 2-4, 2020

Watch Meeting: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Thursday, December 3, 2020, and Friday, December 4, 2020

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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 December 2-4, 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 number for each day is listed below:

  • December 2: 847 1677 0106
  • December 3: 868 2904 0290
  • December 4: 886 7465 2377

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 comments@ctc.ca.gov. 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 open for public comment. You will need to be connected to the meeting via the US Toll-Free number listed above 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 Comments 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 execoffice@ctc.ca.gov. 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.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
General Session
11:00 a.m.

Tine Sloan, Chair

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

 

Information/Action
1A: Strategic Planning Working Session
Commission members and staff will engage in a planning session to assist and provide guidance on the development of the Commission’s Strategic Plan.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
General Session
9:00 a.m.

Tine Sloan, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Tine Sloan will reconvene General Session.

 

Action
1B: Approval of the October 2020 Minutes
The minutes of the October 2020 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

 

Action
1C: Approval of the December 2020 Agenda
The Agenda for the December 2020 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

 

Action 
1D: Approval of the December 2020 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the December 2020 Consent Calendar.

 

Information
1E: Chair’s Report

 

Information
1F: Executive Director’s Report

 

Information
1G: Commission Member Reports

 

Information
1H: Liaison Reports

Educator Preparation Committee

Monica Martinez, Acting Committee Chair

Information
2A: Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation 2019-20
This agenda item presents the 2019-20 Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation (COA).

 

Information/Action
2B: Update on the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program
This agenda item provides an update on the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program and presents the 2020 Annual Report to the Legislature on the California School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program.

 

Action
2C: Proposed Adoption of Revised Language for the Initial Program Preconditions
This agenda item presents proposed updates to the Initial Program Preconditions for possible adoption. These Preconditions address the need and collaboration that a program sponsor must demonstrate in order to propose a new educator preparation program for initial program approval.

 

Information
2D: Update on the Teacher Residency Grant Programs
This agenda item presents an update on the Teacher Residency Grant Programs. WestEd is conducting an evaluation of the Teacher Residency programs and will provide an update on their evaluation to date.

 

Information
2E: Strengthening Parent and Family Engagement in Pre-Service Preparation
This agenda item provides information on the collaborative work that has taken place between the Parent Organization Network, San Diego State University’s School of Education, and Commission staff. In addition, the item provides information on a multi-state effort related to family engagement for pre-service teacher candidates.

Closed Session

Alicia Hinde, Vice Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126, to consider the following pending litigation: Kathleen Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing et al. (Court of Appeal Third Appellate District, Case No. C083250), Juan M. Jaimes v. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Court of Appeal Second Appellate District, Division Seven, Case No. B291851), 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 in discipline cases 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, December 4, 2020
General Session
8:30 a.m.

Tine Sloan, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Tine Sloan will reconvene General Session.

Items agendized on a previous day of this meeting, but not completed, may be taken up today.

Educator Preparation Committee

Monica Martinez Acting Committee Chair

Action
2F: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Cambridge College
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Cambridge College’s responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.

 

Information
2G: Supporting 2020-21 Program Completers Move into Practice
This agenda item provides information on the flexibilities that have been provided to educator preparation programs, program applicants, and program completers for the 2020-21 year. The item also opens a discussion on the appropriate supports for these program completers as they become in-service educators.

Certification Committee

Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Committee Chair

 

Action
3A: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Bridge Authorizations for the New Education Specialist Credentials
This agenda item proposes amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations sections 80047, 80047.1, 80047.2, 80047.3, 80047.4, 80048.3.1, 80048.3.2, 80048.5, 80048.6, 80048.7, 80048.8, and adding section 80048.10 to create paths for qualified educators to earn an equivalent authorization to the new Educations Specialist credentials going into effect in summer/fall 2022. Development of these pathways will ensure that current credential holders interested in obtaining the new Education Specialist authorizations meet the 2018 Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) that were not addressed in their original preparation program.

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.

Legislative Committee

Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair

 

Information 
5A: 2021 Legislative Outlook
This agenda item provides an update on Commission-sponsored and Commission-monitored legislation from 2020 that staff anticipates will be reintroduced in the 2021 legislative session.

General Session

Tine Sloan, Chair

Information/Action
1A: Strategic Planning Working Session - Continued
Commission members and staff will continue the discussion and planning session from Wednesday, December 2, 2020 on the development of the Commission’s Strategic Plan.

 

Information
1I: Report of Closed Session Items

 

Information
1J: New Business

 

Action
1K: Nominations and Elections for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for 2021
Each year the Commission nominates and elects its Chair and Vice Chair.


Adjournment

Updated November 20, 2020