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.
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.
Schools that continue to dole out punishment for minor “infractions” end up producing the very thing they wanted to attack: more bad behavior.
Some experts say California needs to expand the number of programs that offer bilingual teaching authorizations and recruit new potential teachers.
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.
Mentoring and support can make all the difference for new teachers, but when postponed, induction programs become a burden instead.
The potential for a bilingual California is not pie in the sky, but a real seed rooted in our diverse communities — but it will take investment to make it a reality.
By partnering with external organizations to provide coaching and mentoring for their educators, schools can help teachers and principals more effectively address the needs of their students and communities.
California school districts are using various tactics to attract more teachers, but more remains to be done, a new report finds.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022–23 education budget proposal would represent a major investment in California's supply chain of workforce talent.
Making sure that all students feel valued, seen and included must not be left to chance.
California's teacher preparation requirements, especially the cumbersome Induction process, are driving qualified teachers away.
California must support teachers and invest in their well-being to halt the growing shortage.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing extends the deadline for candidates to complete required tests and approves coursework to replace some tests.
The key to increasing access to quality child care is professionalizing the field by providing child care staff a livable wage and professional development grounded in emotional competence.
California teacher candidates no longer have to take two of the four tests usually required to earn a teaching credential.