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

Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel Members [PDF]

The Charge [PDF]

Background information

CTC Agenda Items Related to the Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel

Documents and Resources

February 2012

  • 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]

March 2012

Documents for March 2012 meeting

Materials from the October 2012 meeting

Materials from the November 2012 meeting

Information on the Common Core Standards

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



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.

Updated July 10, 2018