The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has appointed 29 individuals to serve as panel members to propose changes to California's credential structure. Questions related to the TAP panel should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charge [PDF]
CTC Agenda Items Related to the Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel
Documents and Resources
- Timing Is Everything: Building State Policy on Teacher Credentialing in an Era of Multiple, Competing, and Rapid Education Reforms. [PDF]
This article is a history of credentialing in California up to the SB 2042 reforms, written by the Commission's Executive Director, Mary Vixie Sandy in 2006
- Handouts from the February 28 Table Discussions [PDF]
- Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel, March 28-29, 2012, Day 1 & 2 [PDF]
- The Status of the Teaching Profession 2011 [PDF] The annual report from the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning focuses on current issues around teaching in California.
- Improving teacher training programs (Transcript of the interview) [PDF] In this video, Linda Darling-Hammond speaks on key issues facing teacher preparation programs.
- JTE: The Work of Teaching and the Challenge for Teacher Education [PDF] In this article by D.L Ball and F. M. Forzani, the authors argue for making practice the core of teachers' professional preparation.
- JTE: Rethinking the Connections between Campus Courses and Field Experiences in College- and University-Based Teacher Education [PDF] Article by Ken Zeichner examines the disconnect between campus and school-based components of teacher preparation programs.
- NCATE Blue Ribbon Report Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers, including the 10 Design Principles.
- Commission Agenda item 1H, January 2011 [PDF] This agenda item provides information on how California's teacher preparation system addresses the 10 principles identified in NCATE's Blue Ribbon Report.
Documents for March 2012 meeting
- Information on grade level authorizations [PDF]
- Presentation by Peter Winograd [PDF]
- Information on content areas [PDF]
- Information on field experience [PDF]
- NCATE's 10 Design Principles for Clinically Based Preparation [MS Word]
Materials from the October 2012 meeting
- Organizing PPT - Professional Responsibilities and Preconditions [PDF]
- Linked Learning Presentation - Dr. Nancy Farnan [PDF]
- Teacher Education in the 21st Century; Racial Realities Presentation - Dr. Tyrone Howard [PDF]
- Credential Holder Responsibilities [PDF]
Materials from the November 2012 meeting
- A Closer Look at the Common Core State Standards - Carrie Roberts: California Department of Education [PDF]
- Early Care and Education Teacher Preparation [PDF]
Information on the Common Core Standards
- TAP March 2012 Common Core State Standards [PDF]
- Implementation Plan (March 2012) [PDF]
- A Look at Kindergarten through Grade 6: Transitioning to the Common Core in English Language Arts and Mathematics [PDF; from CDE website - no longer available]
Please read the message from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the sixteen page introduction then skim a chapter to familiarize yourself with the overall structure of the grade level chapters.
Focus Group Work
The TAP members are currently engaged in small group work around the following topics:
- Educator Excellence Task Force
- Face-to-Face/Hybrid/Online Teaching
- Field Experience
- K-12 Credential Classification Subjects and Authorizations
- Performance Assessments
- Subjects for the 21st Century
- Teacher Leader
Reports from each focus group will comprise the majority of the panel's work at its September meeting.
Meetings of the Advisory Panel
- November 28-29, 2012 [PDF]
- October 23, 2012 - Live Webcast
- September 13-14, 2012 [PDF]
- March 28-29, 2012 [MS Word]
- February 28-29, 2012 [PDF]
Public Input On The Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel Work
As the panel's work moves forward, they will be seeking public input on their proposals. Please check back at a later date for information regarding public input structures.
Presentations of the Panel's Recommendations
Once recommendations have been made, Commission staff may present the panel's work at various organizations, conferences, and meetings throughout the state. Please check back at a later date for postings of those presentations.