The Commission will be awarding grants for two programs funded in the state budget this fall. A webpage has been developed that will provide all the information for these grant programs. Please check it for updates.
The Commission is seeking feedback on concerns/issues and recommendations regarding the proposed Preliminary Education Specialist credentials. Please email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Friday, July 13th to be included in the staff agenda item. Your input is appreciated.
The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 28 LEAs for the second round of the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program grants. This round of funding will help support 1,250 classified school employees to complete their undergraduate education and/or teacher preparation program so that classified employees can become credentialed teachers in the state’s public schools. Funding letters will be sent to grant recipients the week of November 3, 2017.
Due to the recent fires that have ravaged parts of Northern and Southern California this week, resulting in evacuations, school closures, and suspension of district and county office operations, the Commission and the Center recognize there are CalED program applicants in these affected areas who will need more time to complete their grant applications.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, and Orange Counties. Applicants from these areas will be granted an extension of the application deadline to November 3, 2017. This means electronic and paper copies of proposals from applicants in the declared emergency areas must reach the Commission on Teacher Credentialing by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Applicants who are not from the declared emergency areas or whose consortium applications do not include an LEA located in one of the above-indicated emergency areas must comply with the original application deadlines of 5 p.m. on October 27, 2017 for both electronic and paper copies to reach the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
A school district, county office of education or charter school may apply for funding under this program to enhance the state’s efforts to address teacher recruitment and retention issues throughout the state by assisting local education agencies with attracting and supporting the preparation and continued learning of teachers, principals and other school leaders. Note: eligible applications must have a CD or CDS code issued by the California Department of Education in order to apply for this grant program. The RFP in PDF format is posted along with a set of fillable application forms in Word format for applicants to complete and submit along with the narrative application text. Electronic and paper copies of CalEd grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2017.
This webinar and presentation provides information and responds to questions gathered from the field to assist programs from transitioning from both General Education Clear programs and Induction programs to the General Education Induction standards adopted in December of 2015.
This letter describes the responsibilities that an employer has when hiring an individual to teach and the individual has not completed a Preliminary Preparation program and does not hold a Preliminary Teaching Credential.
In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). The National Research Council and Washington-based Achieve, the group that produced the Common Core English and math standards, also managed the development of Common Core science standards. It took three years for a group of committees to develop Common Core Science Standards, which are called "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS).