California

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About California

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2013

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Brandman University
  • California Poly Pomona
  • California State University Easy Bay
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • California State University Northridge
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of San Diego
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Collaborating Partners:

  • California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling
  • California Association of Professors of Special Education
  • California Council of Teacher Educators
  • California State University System
  • CA-MTSS Project (Orange County Department of Education)

Mini Grant Recipients

  • Fresno State University
  • Chapman University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • National University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of La Verne
  • University California Santa Barbara

Reform Efforts

Teacher and Leader Preparation:

The California CEEDAR initiatives are intended to foster collaboration with key California professional groups and projects and to support sustainability and scaling up of CA/CEEDAR innovations. 

Objective #1: Develop faculty expertise (including adjunct faculty) and commitment to UDL, MTSS, inclusion, and tiered levels of support and incorporate these frameworks into preparation programs.  This work is being conducted in collaboration with the CA-MTSS project and the Orange County Department of Education.

Objective #2: Develop effective clinical practice via EPP/K-12 partnerships.  This work is being conducted in collaboration with the California State University Office of Educator Preparation and Public School Programs.

Objective #3: Explore and facilitate development of different models of collaborative and integrative co-teaching/learning and shared expertise.  This work is being conducted in collaboration with the California Council on Teacher Education.

Objective #4: Develop and implement strategies that focus on inclusive leadership practice and preparation. This work is being conducted in collaboration with the California Alliance for Inclusive Schools.

Certification and Licensure Standards:

California approved new teacher standards for general educators, described as the “trunk” of a tree—the skills all teachers need to know and be able to do to work effectively with diverse populations. The “branches,” the specialized skills needed by those who work intensively with students with disabilities, are in development. Licensure structures are also being reconsidered.

Preparation Program Approval and Licensure:

The standards for multiple- and single-subject programs have been approved and include the new teaching performance expectations designed to prepare teachers to work effectively with diverse populations. The standards for education specialist programs have not yet been revised, but it is anticipated that the Commission will direct staff to work on this in the near future.

In Their Own Words

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in California? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Agency RepresentativeNameEmail
CEEDARPaul Sindelarpts@coe.ufl.edu
CEEDAR Linda Blantonlindablanton@ufl.edu
California Commission on Teacher CredentialingSarah Solari Colombinissolari@ctc.ca.gov
Brandman UniversityLynn Larsenlarsen@brandman.edu
Cal Poly PonomaSara Juarezsjuarez@cpp.edu
California State University East BayEric Engdahleric.engdahl@csueastbay.edu
California State University Long BeachNat Hansuvadhanat.hansuvadha@csulb.edu
California State University

Long Beach

Nat Hansuvadhanat.hansuvadha@csulb.edu
California State University Los AngelesChuck Florescflor203@calstatela.edu
California State University NorthridgeVirginia Kennedyvirginia.kennedy@csun.edu
Loyola Marymount University

Vicki Grafvictoria.graf@lmu.edu
San Franciso State UniversityCynthia Grutzikcgrutzik@sfsu.edu
University of San DiegoRebekka Jezrjez@sandiego.edu

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