Support for Proposed Amendment to Title 5
Provisions Concerning Admission to Teacher Preparation Programs

AS-2386-97/TEKR - November 6-7, 1997

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University express its support for the proposed amendment to Title 5 provisions concerning admission to teacher preparation programs which would simplify the admissions process, put CSU policy more in line with admissions standards as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and provide much needed flexibility to the individual campuses; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the CSU Board of Trustees to adopt those proposed amendments to Title 5 provisions concerning admission to teacher preparation programs.

RATIONALE: The proposed changes to Title 5 reflect recommendations made by the CSU Presidents’ Group on Teacher Preparation and K-18 Education. This comprehensive review of Teacher Preparation in the CSU has generated many significant and valuable ideas regarding how the CSU can better prepare teachers. Among those ideas are the recommendations contained in the attached proposal. Senior Vice Chancellor Charles Lindahl has asked the Senate’s advice regarding these proposed changes. A draft of this proposal has been reviewed by the Teacher Education and K-12 Relations Committee and has been found to be most worthy of our support.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY – January 22-23, 1998

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