Prospective teachers who have passed the basic skills test (CBEST) and subject matter test (CSET) can qualify for a preliminary teaching credential by taking a year’s worth of courses and passing a performance assessment at one of 261 accredited teacher preparation programs. They then have five years to obtain a full or “clear” credential.
The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
Newsom in his second budget proposes to spend $900 million for teacher recruitment and preparation
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
The early childhood workforce is one area where some experts believe Newsom and the Legislature have fallen short.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.