Saturday, September 24, 2005

I'm Toying With The Idea Of Applying

Single Subject Matter Program Reviewers Needed
The Commission will host several meetings to train reviewers of single subject matter programs. These programs enable teacher candidates to meet the subject matter requirements for single subject credentials. Reviewers with K-12 or higher education teaching experience and an academic degree in the subject are needed to review programs in English, mathematics, science, social science, art, music, languages other than English, and physical education. Experience working with state standards is also important. The Commission will cover expenses for reviewers selected to attend both full days of the meeting. Interested parties should submit the nomination form below immediately as resources are limited.

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A year and a half ago I went to St. Louis for a few days and worked with the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence, an organization working on national certification of teachers at both the beginning and "master" stages. The master stage would be akin to National Board certification, but instead of focusing on portfolios and jumping through hoops, relies on tested subject matter knowledge and student performance. In St. Louis I worked with about 2 dozen math educators from around the country, helping to determine the standards by which new teachers would be certified by ABCTE. Sounds a lot like what's going on here with the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing.

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