Grant Award Notice: 2021 Teacher Residency Implementation and Expansion Grant Program, Round 4
The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 21 LEAs for the 2021 Teacher Residency Implementation and Expansion Grant Program, Round 4.

Grant Award Notice: Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialling Program, Round Five

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 4 LEAs for Round Five of the 2021 Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialling Grant Program. This funding will support local education agencies (LEAs) in preparing classified employees to earn a preliminary teaching credential.

California Educator Residency Program Recruitment Event
Encourage friends and colleagues to consider joining the Virtual California Candidate Recruitment Event to explore the benefits of a Teacher Residency Program! Share the linked event flyer to anyone interested in launching their teaching career with our support! Registration Link: California Educator Residency Program Recruitment Event

Examination Fee Waiver for Candidates Soon to Expire

Over the past two years, eligible California residents have had the opportunity to take California educator examinations for free while funds remain. This examination fee waiver program will end on June 30, 2024.  Please register for these free exams before the June 30th deadline.  Registrants will have one year from the registration date to schedule and take the exam. Information about the 2025 exam schedules may be found here - Get Results.  Click here for more information – California Examination and Assessment Registration Fee Waivers

Continuing Items

Last Week's Items

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Reopening Applications for Committee on Accreditation (COA) Nominations 2024
Nominations are being accepted for (1) TK-12 and (1) institution of higher education COA members. Prospective members must submit application materials by May 24, 2024. Submit applications to A nominations panel screens the applications and determines the finalists. Finalists move forward to the review by members of the Commission, which typically includes an interview. The Commission may choose new members and individuals to serve on an alternate pool should vacancies occur outside the regular term.

Update on the Commission’s Data Pages

The Commission has updated the Commission at a Glance and the following California Educator Supply pages with 2022-23 fiscal year data. 

Teacher Supply: Credentials and Interns, Permits and Waivers

Other Teacher Supply: Bilingual Authorizations,  Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials and English Learner Authorizations

Other Educator Supply: Services Credentials, Child Development Permits and Substitute Permits


SB 488 Literacy Certification Office Hours – Upcoming dates and Q&A Document
Answers to questions posed during the Literacy Certification Office Hours held on March 15, 2024, and March 28, 2024, have been posted on the Commission’s Literacy and Reading Instruction page under the SB 488 Literacy Certification Office Hours section. This document will be updated with the April 12, 2024, office hours questions/answers in the next week.

Commission staff will host additional office hours to answer questions about the SB 488 Literacy Certification process by Preliminary Multiple Subject, Education Specialist, and PK-3 ECE Specialist programs needing to submit between April 26, 2024, and October 4, 2024.  Staff will be available to answer questions about the process as outlined in PSA 24-01.  The schedule for upcoming office hours opportunities is as follows:

Wednesday, April 24: 10:00–11:00 am Zoom link

Wednesday, May 8: 10:00-11:00 am Zoom link

Wednesday, May 22: 10:00–11:00 am Zoom link

Tuesday, June 11: 10:00-11:00 am Zoom link

Wednesday, June 26: 10:00–11:00 am Zoom link

Please join the zoom link on the day and time above. Please note that this is for program personnel only and not to be confused with the Commission’s Certification Division office hours. 


CEEDAR-CA Hosts Community of Practice Meetings: Clinical Practice & the new Literacy Standard and TPEs
There are two upcoming meetings on April 11th and May 9th from 12:00 -1:00 pm related to serving students with disabilities, with an emphasis on students with higher support needs addressed by both MMSN and ESN credentials. The first meeting will focus on discussion and sharing of best practices related to clinical practice and the second will focus on implementing and applying the new Literacy standard and TPEs.


Please click here to register for either or both meetings.


Literacy Certification Reviewers Needed
The Commission’s Professional Services Division invites individuals with knowledge, experience, and expertise in literacy instruction to assist in reviewing program submissions for the new Literacy Certification process required by statute pursuant to SB 488. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty and individuals with literacy instruction expertise, including PK-12 practitioners. Commission-approved educator preparation programs that are engaged in implementation of the new literacy standards and teaching performance expectations may find it particularly helpful to have program personnel participate as reviewers. The Commission is expecting over 230 submissions. In order to complete the reviews and return feedback to institutions in a timely manner, numerous reviewers will be needed. Please complete this short form to indicate your interest and expertise. 


Committee of Credentials Vacancies 
The Commission is still seeking applications to fill vacancies for the Public Member positions and all alternate positions on the Committee of Credentials. The applications and more information about the work of the Committee of Credentials can be found at the Committee of Credentials page. The application period will remain open until all vacancies are filled.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Child Development Permit Workgroup
The Child Development Permit (CDP) Workgroup will hold their seventh meeting on April 30, 2024, virtually via Zoom from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Members of the public are welcome to observe the workgroup meetings. Please register for the CDP Workgroup on April 30th by using this registration link. There will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting and a space for public comments at the end of the meeting.

PK-3 ECE Community Circle – 5/6/24 
The next PK-3 Community Circle is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2024, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Those working towards developing a PK-3 ECE Credential program, and anyone from the fields of early childhood education and teacher preparation, are invited to participate. All are welcome! Please register for this event by using the registration link. This link is also the sign-in link once registered. Mark your calendars today, and we hope to see you on Monday, May 6th at 11:00! 


Updated TPE Matrices and Placemat Now Available
The TPE matrices for Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject, PK-3 ECE Specialist Instruction, and Education Specialist credentials have been updated to include the new Literacy TPEs. In addition, the TPE placemat for Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject programs has also been updated to include the Literacy TPEs. The updated matrices can be found on the Commission’s Program Review webpage and the placemat can be found on the Commission’s Program Standards webpage


Grant Award Notice: Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive, Round Five
The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund two LEAs for Round Five of the 2021 Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant.

Grant Award Notice: Reading and Literacy Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant Program, Round Three

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund two LEAs for Round Three of the 2022 Reading and Literacy Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant Program.

Statewide Residency Technical Assistance Center (SRTAC) Support
The work of the Statewide Residency Technical Assistance Center (SRTAC) is intended to leverage and build upon existing technical assistance offerings disseminated by local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and foundations throughout the state. Aligned with the grant requirements, Santa Clara County Office of Education has collaborated with other county offices to establish regional hubs. Current teacher and school counselor residency program grantees are encouraged to contact representatives from their regional hub for localized support and guidance.

Regional Hub Representative Contact Information:

Performance Assessments

*UPDATED DATES/TIMES* CalFTPA Professional Development
The California Formative Teaching Performance Assessment (CalFTPA) is an optional, formative performance assessment designed for individuals seeking a Child Development Teacher Level Permit. CalFTPA will have a series of online Professional Development workshops this spring. Please save the dates and register early to secure your spot!

Module Date & Time Registration
CalFTPA Module 3
Cycle 1: Observing Young Children
Friday, May 3rd
9:00 -11:00 am
*Note new day/time
Click here to register!
CalFTPA Module 4
Cycle 2: Planning Learning Activities for Young Children
Friday, May 3rd
12:00 - 2:00 pm
*Note new time
Click here to register!
CalFTPA Module 5
Cycle 3: Building Family/Guardian Partnerships
Friday, May 10th
9:00 - 11:00 am
Click here to register!

Request For Breakout Presenters for Meredith Fellows Implementation Conference 2024! 

All programs have key elements of their program that are particularly helpful to candidates, faculty members, and collaborative partners.  Please consider sharing your program’s strengths with similar programs at the MFIC 2024.  The conference will be held on September 12th and 13th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Breakout sessions may be either 50 or 90 minutes in length. Contact with any questions.  Proposals may be submitted here.

Performance Assessment Fee Waiver Soon to Expire  
In the last two budget years, eligible California residents have had the opportunity to submit performance assessments for free while funds are available. This performance assessment fee waiver program will end on June 30, 2024.  Please encourage your program’s candidates to register for required performance assessments before the June 30th deadline as they will have one year from the registration date to submit the required assessment cycles. Additional information about the 2024-25 assessment submission schedules are available at Get Results.  Click here for more information – California Examination and Assessment Registration Fee Waivers.


CalTPA Performance Assessment Office Hours

Audience Day Time Meeting Link
CalTPA Candidates Every Wednesday 4:15-5:00 pm  Zoom
Preliminary Teacher Education Faculty & Staff 1st and 3rd Thursdays 10:00-10:50 am Zoom
Ed Specialist CalTPA Program Coordinators 1st and 3rd Fridays  10:00-10:45 am Zoom

Performance Assessment Mailboxes Available

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding requirements, implementation, or policy to the following mailboxes. CTC staff will respond with 48 hours.

Specific Performance Assessment Mailbox
General Education CalTPA
Education Specialist CalTPA
EdTPA and FAST Teacher Performance
Early Childhood Education CalTPA

YouTube Channel Offers a Variety of Archived Webinars   

All Performance Assessment webinars are posted on the Commission’s YouTube Channel.  

  • CalTPA items may be found here
  • CalAPA items may be found here
  • edTPA support video may be found here


GenEd and EdSpecialist CalTPA and CalAPA Assessor Applications

Current California teachers, administrators, and faculty who help prepare aspiring teachers or administrators are welcome to apply to join the scoring of the General Education and Education Specialist CalTPA and CalAPA for the 2023-24 academic year. New Assessor training and calibration is offered annually January through March. Visit the website pages below for California Educator Credentialing Assessments for more information and access to the General Education CalTPA, the Education Specialist CalTPA, and CalAPA assessor applications:

GenEd CalTPA Assessor Application
EdSp CalTPA Assessor Application  
CalAPA Assessor Application

Ongoing Topics and Resources

Upcoming Meetings at the Commission can be found on the Meetings page. Technical Assistance Office Hours Page

The Professional Services Division, along with the Performance Assessment Team, continue to hold Technical Assistance Office Hours. Office hours provide an opportunity to assist programs and answer questions. Technical Assistance Office hours and schedule can now be found on the Accreditation Technical Assistance page. There are dedicated office hours in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Preliminary Multiple & Single Subject Programs
  • Interns
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Programs
  • Induction
  • Administrative Services Credentialing Programs
  • Performance Assessments offers Office Hours for candidates, preliminary programs, clear induction programs, and field-testing programs
  • Initial Program Review (IPR) Office Hours


Contact Information

Updating Institutional Contact Information

Maintaining current contact information for your institution, key faculty and staff members will ensure receipt of critical information from the Commission. Program Sponsor Alert (PSA) 20-01 provides step-by-step instructions on updating your institution’s contact information.

Bookmark the PSD Contact Information webpage:

The Contacting the Professional Services Division webpage includes dedicated email addresses organized by three topics: Contact Information for Topics/Areas of Work, which includes general areas of work and accreditation specific submissions; Contact Information for Program Areas; and Contact Information for Individual Cohorts, which is to be used for questions relating to accreditation-related activities. PSD Contact Information can also be accessed from the Commission’s home page by clicking the Program Sponsors tab then clicking “Contact the Professional Services Division” on the right side of the screen under Contact Info.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Check the PSD Contacts webpage to find the best email to send your question or request.


Updated April 19, 2024