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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

651 Bannon Street, Suite 600

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda
February 11-12, 2021

Watch Meeting: Thursday, February 11, 2021 and Friday, February 12, 2021

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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 February 11-12, 2021:

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:

  • February 11: 878 6278 0867
  • February 12: 893 1164 0844

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 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 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, February 11, 2021
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 December 2020 Minutes
The minutes of the December 2020 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

1B: Approval of the February 2021 Agenda
The Agenda for the February 2021 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

1C: Approval of the February 2021 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the February 2021 Consent Calendar.

1D: Chair’s Report


1E: Executive Director’s Report

1F: Commission Member Reports

1G: Liaison Reports


Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee


2A: Update on the Governor’s Proposed 2021-22 Budget
This agenda item provides an update on the sections of the Governor’s proposed 2021-22 budget that relate to the Commission.

Educator Preparation Committee


3A: Recommendations for Supporting 2020-21 Program Completers as They 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 continues the discussion on the appropriate supports for these program completers as they become in-service educators.

3B: Draft Updated Bilingual Authorization Program Standards and Teaching Performance Expectations
This agenda item presents the updated Bilingual Authorization Program Standards and New Bilingual Teaching Performance Expectations for the Commission’s initial review. In addition, the item presents one policy item for the Commission’s discussion.


3C: Annual Update on the Accreditation Data System
This agenda item provides an update on the Commission’s implementation of the Accreditation Data System (ADS).

Closed Session

Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Vice Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126, to consider the following pending litigation: Juan M. Jaimes v. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Court of Appeal Second Appellate District, Division Seven, Case No. B291851) and Kathy Little, Simone Kovats and Debra Sather v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Court of Appeal Third Appellate District, Case No. C092001) and related cases pending administrative hearing. The Commission will also consider adverse actions, Petitions for Reinstatement, Proposed Decisions and transcript reviews 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, February 12, 2021
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


3D: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.

3E: Initial Institutional Approval – Change of Control and Name for Brandman University to University of Massachusetts Global
This agenda item presents information about a change of control and name for Brandman University, a Commission-approved program sponsor, to the University of Massachusetts (UMasss) Global.

3F: Update on the Work Relating to the Child Development Permit
This agenda item provides an update on the work to date relating to the Child Development Permit, including information on the Commission’s activities under the Preschool Development Grant-Renewal (PDG-R) and the state’s new Master Plan for Early Learning and Care. The item reports on activities during the seven-month period between the most recent prior update to the Commission in June 2020 and the present.

Professional Practices Committee


4A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.

Legislative Committee


5A: 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.

General Session

Tine Sloan, Chair

1H: Strategic Plan Session
At its December 2020 meeting, the Commission held a strategic planning session to review stakeholder feedback on the Commission’s priorities for the next five years. This agenda item provides a summary of issues and questions surfaced by Commissioners during the December strategic planning session and provides an opportunity for Commissioners to consider areas for further study and needed updates to its mission, vision, values, and goals for the next five years.

1I: Report of Closed Session Items

1J: New Business


Updated January 31, 2024