California teacher candidates no longer have to take two of the four tests usually required to earn a teaching credential.
California's legislators recommend approving a budget proposal that would reduce the number of tests required to earn a teaching credential.
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
If legislators agree with the proposal, teacher candidates will no longer have to take two of the tests currently required to earn a credential.
Taking a year off of work is a barrier for potential teachers, especially teachers of color, wanting to enter the teaching profession.
A critical shortage of substitute teachers is making it difficult for some school districts to stay open or to reopen later this school year.
Three bills that would have allowed California teachers to take fewer tests to prove they are ready to teach died Monday.
The new California budget makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related closures to complete credentials.
The proposed cuts — $915 million — are more than the amount spent for teacher development in the five previous years combined.
The authors of the bills say the legislation is needed to help teacher candidates complete their credentials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Teacher preparation programs will decide if candidates can get their credentials with fewer student teaching hours, formal observations
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will vote on staff recommendations that would allow teacher candidates to become classroom teachers even though they have been unable to complete all credentialing requirements.
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.
The number of new special education teachers working without a full credential hit 5,196 in 2017-18 — the highest number in a decade.