The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing sets standards for teacher training programs in public colleges and universities, establishes requirements for teacher credentialing, enforces professional practices and disciplines credential holders.
Substitute teachers became harder to find after the Covid-19 pandemic closed classrooms, but higher pay and fewer requirements are making the job more attractive.
If ever there was a time for innovation and out-of-the-box ideas, this is it.
Accreditation of California teacher preparation programs will hinge on whether they follow new literacy standards that focus more intensely on foundational reading skills.
The teacher shortage prompted California lawmakers to ease testing requirements, waive exam fees and begin new programs to recruit and retain teachers.
There are 40% more teachers in poor schools who lack the required qualifications than in the richest schools, an EdSource analysis found.
The district is hoping a "grow your own" approach to recruiting teaching candidates from the community will pay dividends OUSD. But living costs are high, and nearby districts can compete with offer higher salaries.
A new state database of teacher assignments shows that 17% of K-12 classes in 2020-21 were taught by teachers without the credential or training to teach the course.
Database shows percentage of classes taught by teachers with the different qualifications.
State commission hopes new credential will help attract thousands of teachers for transitional kindergarten; literacy advocates press for strong literacy standards.
A new teaching residency in California targets Black student success.
Covid challenges and student misbehavior push thousands of teachers to their limits and beyond.
Some, including key lawmaker, say California teachers won't be properly prepared to teach ethnic studies requirement without special training.
State and federal legislators must enact measures to alleviate the conditions causing California teachers to quit. The public must demand action before we can't even keep our schools open.
To increase educator diversity, state, county and district leaders should gather as a community to learn and share best practices for recruiting, supporting and retaining teachers of color.
California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.