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.
Preschool teachers paid about half of what kindergarten teachers make.
The state has long struggled with a shortage of math and science teachers.
An LAO report says Legislature should avoid "broad statewide policies."
Substitutes filling in for teachers on leave would be able to stay longer.
The proposal would lift the 30-day limit on substitute teachers' classroom time.
The number of those teachers with has nearly doubled in the past two years.
Teacher preparation programs will have new curriculum by 2017-18, the state says.
The majority describe the shrinking supply of teachers as “very serious.”