Modification of AB 3317 (Takasugi):
Teaching Credentials: Professionals

AS-2200-94/TE - March 10-11, 1994

WHEREAS, The Academic Senate of the California State University endorses the concept that professionals from the fields of art, agriculture, biology, business, computer science, economics, health science, home economics, law, mathematics, psychology (psychiatry and other counseling fields), science, and social science have a contribution to make in the classroom; and

WHEREAS, Research verifies that teaching is a complex endeavor, requiring many skills in basic pedagogy that address the learning styles, language needs and culture of diverse populations; and

WHEREAS, It is essential that teachers have a sound knowledge and understanding of how students learn and an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and their linguistic differences; and

WHEREAS, AB 3317 (Takasugi): Teaching Credentials: Professionals, as amended on April 4, 1994, removes the requirement of an approved program of professional preparation; and

WHEREAS, AB 3317 (Takasugi): Teaching Credentials: Professionals, as amended on April 4, 1994, would authorize the issuance of a preliminary single subject teaching credential to professionals without requiring an approved program of professional pedagogical preparation; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University recommend AB 3317 (Takasugi): Teaching Credentials: Professionals, as amended on April 4, 1994, be modified to require training that focuses on the development of basic pedagogy which addresses the needs of diverse populations.

APPROVED -- May 5-6, 1994



 
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