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.
The new California budget makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related closures to complete credentials.
Newsom issued an executive order suspending state-required tests for teacher candidates on track to complete their teacher preparation programs.
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.
The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.
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.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
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.
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
A new Legislative Analyst’s Office report is intended to provide a “high level review” for the Legislature as it considers overdue reforms.