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AB-1658 Teacher credentialing: adult education: workgroup.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/12/2019 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 11, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1658


Introduced by Assembly Member Carrillo

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 44233 to the Education Code, relating to teacher credentialing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1658, as amended, Carrillo. Teacher credentialing: adult education: workgroup.
Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to, among other duties, establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law requires the commission to award a credential to applicants to teach adult education classes. Existing law establishes the minimum requirements for the 3-year preliminary designated subjects adult education teaching credential and the 5-year clear designated subjects adult education teaching credential, as provided.
This bill would require the commission to convene a workgroup to study issues relating to adult education teacher credentialing, as specified. The bill would require the workgroup to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Legislature.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 44233 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44233.
 (a) The commission shall convene a workgroup, as provided in subdivision (b), to study issues relating to adult education teacher credentialing, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1)Employment patterns and options for adult education teachers across the state that may include consideration of both of the following:

(A)Teacher permanency relative to concerns regarding underemployment.

(B)The impact funding levels for adult education may have on underemployment and teacher permanency.

(2)

(1) Reciprocity between community colleges and local educational agencies, and the qualifications for an adult education teacher.

(3)

(2) The current processes and practices by which a person obtains a preliminary and clear designated subjects adult education teaching credential, and identified challenges within those processes that limit access, such as prohibitive costs and limited accessibility to professional coursework.

(4)

(3) For classes required to obtain a clear designated subjects adult education teaching credential, accessibility, cost, and availability.

(5)

(4) Impact of pupil attendance patterns on class scheduling and teacher assignments.
(b) The workgroup shall include all of the following:

(1)Representatives from labor unions representing certificated adult education employees.

(2)Representatives from statewide adult education organizations.

(3)Adult education representatives from school administrator organizations.

(4)Representatives from the statewide noncredit community college organization.

(5)The Superintendent, or the Superintendent’s designee.

(1) Two adult education teachers employed by a school district or county office of education.
(2) Two adult education instructors employed by a community college district.
(3) One school administrator responsible for overseeing adult education teachers.
(4) One community college administrator responsible for overseeing adult education instructors.
(5) One credential specialist employed by a school district.
(c) (1) The workgroup shall submit a report to the Legislature on its findings findings, with policy recommendations to improve reciprocity between community colleges and local educational agencies that ensure access and capacity for adult education pupils.
(2) The report described in paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.