Systemwide Acceptance of Subject Matter Preparation Programs

AS-2495-00/TEKR - May 4-5, 2000

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University recommend that, for applicants to teacher credential programs, each campus shall accept as sufficient evidence of subject matter competence one of the following options established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC): (1) completion of an appropriate, currently CCTC-approved subject matter preparation program from a CSU campus, or (2) a passing score on an appropriate, CCTC-approved subject matter examination. Campuses may not impose additional coursework or examinations on qualified applicants meeting either of these criteria.

RATIONALE: The faculty of the CSU are committed to offering and maintaining subject matter preparation programs of high quality. There is a rigorous, faculty-controlled process for developing campus-based subject matter preparation programs that meet standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The CCTC provides careful periodic review of these programs to ensure that coursework meets the California standards. While all subject matter preparation programs in the CSU are not identical, they all meet the same standards.

APPROVED – May 4-5, 2000

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