Response to AB 3075 (Baldwin): Teacher Credentialing

AS-2334-96/TEKR - May 9-10, 1996

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University oppose the proposed amendment to Section 44259 of the Education Code which requires the "satisfactory completion of a course in the instruction of intensive, systematic phonics." in each program of professional preparation for multiple and single subject credentials.

RATIONALE: Whereas it may be reasonable that approved multiple and single subject teacher preparation programs include the study of phonics as one of the strategies for teaching reading, it is not educationally sound to separate phonics from other reading strategies, and it is unnecessarily intrusive to specify that phonics must be taught as a separate course.

APPROVED -- May 9-10, 1996

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