Commission on Teacher Credentialing outlines 2023 priorities

In its first meeting of 2023, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) outlined its work for the year, reviewed analysis from the first three years of the Teacher Residency Grant Programs, and, after much discussion, approved Literacy Program Standards and Teaching Performance Expectations for […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing wraps up the year with reflections on ethnic studies; new leadership

The Dec. 8-9 meeting of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing featured the presentation of several required end-of-year reports and a passionate discussion about subject matter competence and history, social sciences and ethnic studies. The meeting was the last for Chair Tine Sloan and Commissioner […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing makes progress on key initiatives

A packed agenda at the Oct. 12–14 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing meeting saw the adoption of two milestone markers on the road to replacing the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) and establishing a new credential for PK-3 teachers. The meeting also saw approval of […]

CTC discusses Literacy Program Standards, teaching expectations

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing met Aug. 25-26 to discuss updates on credentialing requirements, among other tasks. Commissioners took part in a lengthy discussion about the development of draft Literacy Program Standards and Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education-Specialist Mild […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing continues progress on PK-3 Early Childhood Education Credential

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing held a packed three-day meeting June 15–17 in which it “endorsed” key aspects in the development of the PK-3 Early Childhood Specialist Credential. The commission also received updates on the implementation of Senate Bill 488, the legislation directing the […]

New teacher credentials increase for the 10th year; ECE Specialist Credential prep moves forward

In its first in-person meeting since March 2020, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved sending to Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature the report, “Teacher Supply in California, 2020–21,” and conducted a review of four key foundational components for establishing a PK-3 Early Childhood Education […]

CTC makes headway on early childhood education initiatives

In its first meeting of the year, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing on Feb. 10–11 took on a packed agenda that contained updates on work relating to early childhood education, rich discussions about the use of Teacher Performance Assessments (TPAs), and early steps in creating […]

CTC discusses pathways for early childhood education teachers

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing convened on the final day of September, discussing the establishment of multiple accessible pathways for a permit or credential authorizing service in state preschool and universal transitional kindergarten, as well as a report on California Teacher Preparation Programs for […]

Teacher credentialing commission talks reading instruction, legislation and early learning

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing met Aug. 5–6 to discuss key items related to new Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) subtests, legislation and early learning. Noting the absence of CTC Chair Tine Sloane as a result of fire evacuation orders, the commission Executive Director […]

CTC meeting highlights need for more teacher diversity, makes changes to proctoring and structure of assessments

CSBA President-elect Dr. Susan Heredia joins the commission as the board member representative In a packed three-day meeting taking place April 14–16, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing held a rich discussion about the diversity of teachers in the state, approved a portion of the […]