Designated Subjects (DS)

Report
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects (DS)
Teaching Credentials
October 2012
Tammy Duggan
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Teaching Credentials
♦ Authorize the holder to:
 Teach specific academic and general subjects
named on the credential in
– courses organized primarily for adults
– adult education programs administered by
elementary and secondary school districts
 Serve as a substitute in courses organized
primarily for adults for not more than 30 days for
any one teacher during the school year
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Regulation Amendments
♦ Implement Assembly Bill (AB) 1374 (Chap.
36, Stats. 2010)
♦ Include recommendations from Adult
Education Advisory Panel
♦ Effective June 1, 2011
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Common Amendments
♦ Applications submitted by approved
programs with only:
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Application form & processing fee
Recommendation form (CL-689)
Degree transcripts for academic subjects
Livescan form (41-LS) if fingerprints not cleared
♦ 1000 hours equals one year experience
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Common Amendments
♦ English as a Second Language
 Removed English, Reading, and Speech
from list of acceptable coursework
 Adds second language acquisition to list of
acceptable coursework
 Degree major or certificate in one of the
listed areas qualifies individual
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
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Three-Year Preliminary/Clear
♦ Issued when program sponsor receives
approval under new standards
♦ U.S. Constitution moved to requirement for
clear (not preliminary)
♦ “Non-Academic” changed to “General
Subjects”
♦ No change to titles of academic subject
areas
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Three-Year Preliminary/Clear General
Subjects
♦ Years of experience and term of
preliminary reduced from five to three
years
♦ Recency requirement of one year in last
five or two years in the last ten
♦ Two new General Subjects categories of
Career Technical Education and Personal
Development
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
General Subjects
Authorization Categories
♦ Personal Development Subjects:
Art
Health and Safety
Family Education
Financial Literacy
♦ Career Technical Education
15 Industry Sectors
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
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Requirements for Three-Year Preliminary
♦ High school diploma
♦ Recommendation by program approved
under new standards
♦ Qualifying experience (general subjects) or
degree, coursework, and basic skills
(academic)
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Experience for Three-Year Preliminary
General Subjects
Must have at least one year of work experience in
each subject area
 Combinations of acceptable experience:
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 Three years full-time experience in subject area
 48 semester units postsecondary training in subject
area plus one year experience
 Advanced industry certificate in subject area plus two
years experience
 One year general education teaching experience
plus two years experience
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Academic Subjects
♦ Bachelor’s or higher degree from regionallyaccredited college or university
♦ 20 semester (30 quarter) or 10 upperdivision semester (15 quarter) units in
subject area
♦ Basic skills requirement
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Requirements for Clear Credential
♦ Possession of three-year preliminary
♦ Verification of successful teaching
♦ Completion of program under new standards
approved by the Commission
♦ U.S. Constitution
♦ Health Education, including CPR
♦ Computer education
♦ Recommendation by a Commission-approved
program
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Full-Time/Part-Time Sunset Dates
♦ January 31, 2013
 Last admittance date to an “old” adult
education program
 Preliminary FT and PT adult education
credentials no longer initially issued
♦ January 31, 2016
 Last issue date for Clear FT and PT adult
education credentials
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Transition Policy
♦ Significant program standard changes
♦ Adult education program sponsor will
determine if applicant qualifies for
preliminary or clear credential
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
Adding Authorizations
 New
subjects may be added to:
 FT/PT preliminary until January 31, 2013
 FT/PT clear until January 31, 2016
 Three-year preliminary and clear
 Requirements:
 Application and fee
 Work experience or education in requested
sector
 Program sponsor recommendation
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Career Technical Education (CTE)
♦ Authorize the holder to:
 teach in career technical, trade or
vocational areas
 clear credential issued under new
program standards also authorizes
service to English learners
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE Applications
All CTE applications must be submitted by
Commission-approved program sponsor
 3-year preliminary and clear
 Clear FT/PT CTE and Voc Ed
 Employing school districts no longer
submit applications
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE
Requirements for Three-Year Preliminary
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Three years full-time work experience (1000
hours = one year)
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High school diploma
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Recommendation by program approved
under August 2008 standards
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE and Voc Ed
Clear FT/PT Credential
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Possession of preliminary
Verification of successful teaching
Level I and/or Level II programs
Health Education component
Recommendation by a Commissionapproved program
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE
Clear Credential with SDAIE
♦
Possession of 3-year preliminary
♦ Verification of successful teaching
♦ Completion of program approved under August
2008 standards
♦ U.S. Constitution
♦ Health and Computer Education components
♦ Recommendation by a Commission-approved
program sponsor
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE
Specially Designed Academic Instruction
in English (SDAIE)
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Authorization added to Clear CTE issued
under new standards
Equivalent to Certificate of Completion of
Staff Development (CCSD) authorization for
Designated Subject Credentials
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
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SDAIE Authorization
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California public school employers may
annually request CCSD waivers while an
individual holds a 3-year preliminary or
FT/PT Voc Ed and CTE credential
CCSD may still be issued to individuals who
hold Preliminary, Clear, or Life FT/PT Voc
Ed and CTE credentials
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CCSD Requirements
FT/PT Voc Ed and CTE Credentials
Preliminary or Clear
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Appropriate prerequisite document
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Approved program for CCSD
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Authorizes SDAIE only
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
FT/PT Voc Ed and CTE
Sunset Dates
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August 31, 2010
 Individuals may no longer be admitted to ‘old’
CTE programs
 Preliminary FT and PT CTE credentials no
longer initially issued
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August 31, 2013
 Last issuance date for Clear FT and PT Voc
Ed/CTE credentials
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE and Voc Ed
Adding Authorizations
♦ No new subjects may be added to Voc Ed or
preliminary FT/PT CTE credentials
♦ Industry Sectors may be added to FT/PT
Clear (until 8/31/13), 3-year preliminary, and
clear CTE credentials with:
 Application and fee
 Work experience in requested sector
 Recommendation from a Commission-approved
program
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Business and Industry Partnership
Teacher (BIPT)
♦ 3 years full-time work experience
♦ High school diploma
♦ Verification individual has been apprised of
early teaching orientation requirement
♦ Recommendation by program approved
under August 2008 standards
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Business and Industry Partnership
Teacher (BIPT)
♦ Designed for individuals:
 whose skills are in high demand
 who may only want to teach for short time
♦ Authorization is not renewable and may not
be issued for more than one school year
♦ Holders may subsequently apply for 3-year
preliminary CTE credential
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Clear Renewal Requirements
Online Renewal via Credit Card
Professional Growth no longer required for renewals!
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
U.S. Constitution Requirement
♦ Required for clear for holders of 3-year
preliminary credentials
♦ FT adult education (not required for PT)
One-Year Preliminary available if not met
at time of application
♦ 2.0 semester unit course or examination
from a regionally-accredited college or
university
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Letters of Experience
♦ Employer’s name, address and telephone
number
♦ Working relationship of the person signing the
verification to the applicant
♦ Beginning and ending dates of employment
♦ Complete description of duties
♦ Statement as to whether or not employment
was full-time
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Experience Letters for Self-Employed
♦ Signed by the applicant under penalty of
perjury
♦ Must be substantiated in writing by a
person(s) having first-hand knowledge
 Accountant
 Customers
 Vendors
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Education
♦ High School Diploma
♦ General Education Development (GED)
♦ Foreign equivalent of high school diploma
♦ Associate or higher degree from a
regionally-accredited college or university
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Foreign Transcript Evaluations
♦ Total of nine agencies recognized by the
Commission
♦ Verified true copies of the evaluations are
acceptable when application is submitted by
a Commission-approved program
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Teaching Experience
♦ One course in four terms
♦ Two terms with one public school employer
♦ In subject(s) authorized by the preliminary
credential with learners at the appropriate
grade level
♦ Verified by the public school employer
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Health and Computer Education
♦ Health Education
 Must include CPR training for adults, infants, &
children
♦ Use of Computers in Instructional Settings
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects
Extensions
Level I Not Met or Expired Preliminary
♦ Application and Fee
♦ Documentation of circumstance or reason
♦ Statement from program that individual is
aware of requirements and is enrolled in an
approved program
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS Adult Education
References
FT/PT Adult Education Leaflet
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl697.pdf
Three-Year and Clear Adult Education Leaflet
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl697b.pdf
Recommendation Form
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig/CIG-LEAFLETS/CIGLEAFLETS/cl689.pdf
Coded Correspondence 11-07
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/2011/1107.pdf
California Education Code
Sections 44260, 44260.1, and 44260.9
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
DS CTE
References
FT/PT CTE Credential Leaflet
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl880a.pdf
Three Year Preliminary and Clear CTE Credential Leaflet
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl888.pdf
Recommend Form
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig/CIG-LEAFLETS/CIGLEAFLETS/cl689.pdf
Approved Title 5 Regulations
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/2010/1008.pdf
California Education Code
Sections 44260, 44260.1, and 44260.9
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