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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

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Sacramento, CA 95811

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Commission Meeting Agenda
September 30, 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 (Commission) 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 link is provided to access the webcast on September 30, 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: 1-877-853-5257 or 1-888-475-4499. The Meeting ID number is listed below:

  • 840 0771 6212

Note: Individuals calling from a blocked telephone number who plan to make public comment (see below) on an agenda item must unblock their telephone number by dialing *82 prior to entering the toll-free number listed above.

Public Comment Guidelines
Members of the public wishing to provide public comment during the discussion of an agenda item will be given the opportunity to speak during the public comment period. The Committee Chair will announce when the public comment period is open during the presentation of the agenda item and ask for anyone who wishes to comment to notify the meeting moderator as explained below.

  • Participants via Zoom Webcast: Individuals who join the meeting via the Zoom webcast will need to click on the “raise hand” icon to inform the meeting moderator that they would like to speak on the item. The meeting moderator will notify the individual when it is their turn to speak by calling their Zoom ID (name used by the member of the public when logging into the meeting). At that time, the individual will be prompted to unmute their microphone and will be able to share their comment.
    Note: The Zoom ID name used by the member of the public to join the Zoom meeting will be displayed to the public when the individual provides public comment.
  • Participants via Teleconference: Individuals who join the meeting via the US Toll-Free number will need to press *9 on their phone to inform the meeting moderator that they would like to speak on the item. The meeting moderator will notify the individual it is their turn to speak by calling the last four digits of their phone number and will allow them to unmute their telephone. At that time, the individual will be prompted to press *6 and will be able to share their comment.
    Note: Only the last four digits of the caller’s phone number will be displayed to the public when the individual provides public comment.

Public comment may be limited to one-minute per speaker depending on the volume of speakers wishing to speak to a particular agenda item.

Written Comments Guidelines
The public is encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments to the Commission in advance for their prior consideration. In order to ensure Commission members have sufficient time to review all written comments, members of the public are asked, but not mandated, to submit written comments online no later than Wednesday at 5:00 pm the week of the meeting or by sending written comments to Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Attn: Executive Office, 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. If you have difficulties hand-mailing or submitting your comments online, please email the Commission at or call 1-866-866-8609. Individuals who are not able to submit written comments are welcome to make verbal public comment 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 request assistance by contacting Rhonda Brown toll-free at 1-866-866-8609; or sending a written request to Rhonda Brown at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811; or email Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
General Session
8:30 a.m.

Tine Sloan, Chair

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


1A: Approval of the June Ad Hoc Minutes and the August 2021 Minutes
The Commission will review and approve the minutes of the June 2021 Ad Hoc Committee meeting and August 2021 meeting of the Commission.

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

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1C: Approval of the September 2021 Consent Calendar
The Commission will review and approve the September 2021 Consent Calendar.

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1D: Chair’s Report

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1E: Executive Director’s Report

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1F: Commission Member Reports

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1G: Liaison Reports

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Educator Preparation Committee

Monica Martinez, Committee Chair


2A: Establishing Multiple, Accessible Pathways to a Permit or Credential Authorizing Service in State Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten
This agenda item addresses the need to establish multiple, accessible pathways to a permit or credential authorizing service in state preschool and transitional kindergarten to respond to the urgent need for additional well-prepared early childhood teachers created by recent state initiatives expanding access to state preschool and universal transitional kindergarten programs. The item presents a plan to provide a coherent credentialing system for teaching in early childhood education, including teaching in transitional kindergarten, along with a plan to update the Child Development Permit to refocus on competency-based preparation for teaching in state preschool programs. The credentialing and permit approaches described in the agenda item are aligned with the direction provided in Workforce Development Goal 2 of the state’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care and build on recommendations provided to the Commission by the Child Development Permit Advisory Panel in 2017. Staff requests that the Commission discuss the credentialing issues and options presented in the item and provide direction concerning next steps.

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2B: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Los Altos School District
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Los Altos School District’s responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.

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2C: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2019-20
This agenda item is the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2019-20, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act. It is the twenty-first annual report and includes a description of credentialing requirements to teach in California public schools and qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs.

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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 four grant programs administered by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and provides the data collected for Year Two (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) of the Local Solutions grant program.

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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.

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3B: Division of Professional Practices Annual Workload Report Fiscal Year 2020-21
This agenda item presents the annual report on the discipline workload of the Division of Professional Practices for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

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Legislative Committee

Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Committee Chair

4A: 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.

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Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

5A: Update on the Enacted Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget
This agenda item provides an overview of the Commission’s enacted budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, reviews the overall revenue and expenditure projections, and presents one-time projected expenditures

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General Session

Tine Sloan, Chair

1H: New Business

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: Russell Charles Earnest vs. Commission on Teacher Credentialing; Committee of Credentials of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; Does 1 Through 20 (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2020-80003566-CU-WM-GDS). The Commission will also consider adverse actions 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.

General Session

Tine Sloan, Chair

1I: Report of Closed Session Items

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Updated July 14, 2023