Bill Text: CA AB182 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Teacher credentialing: computer science.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 10. [AB182 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB182-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 182


Introduced by Assembly Member Luz Rivas

January 10, 2019


An act to amend Section 44257 of the Education Code, relating to teacher credentialing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 182, as introduced, Luz Rivas. Teacher credentialing: computer science.
Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to, among other duties, establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law authorizes the commission to issue single subject teaching credentials only in specified subjects. Existing regulations promulgated by the commission authorize a person issued a single subject teaching credential in business, industrial and technology education, or mathematics to teach computer science. Existing regulations authorize the holder of a single subject teaching credential to add a supplementary authorization to teach computer science, as provided.
This bill would add computer science to the list of authorized subjects for a single subject teaching credential. The bill would authorize a person issued a single subject teaching credential in business, industrial and technology education, or mathematics before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in computer science to teach computer science.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 44257 of the Education Code is amended to read:

44257.
 (a) The commission shall issue single subject teaching credentials only in the following subjects:
(1) Agriculture.
(2) Art.
(3) Business.
(4) Computer Science.

(4)

(5) Dance.

(5)

(6) English.

(6)

(7) World Language.

(7)

(8) Health Science.

(8)

(9) Home Economics.

(9)

(10) Industrial and Technology Education.

(10)

(11) Mathematics.

(11)

(12) Music.

(12)

(13) Physical Education.

(13)

(14) Science.

(14)

(15) Social Science.

(15)

(16) Theater.
(b) The commission shall issue the single subject teaching credential in world language with an authorization to teach Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, or any other language that the commission determines is appropriate.
(c) Subjects that are commonly taught in departmentalized classes in California public schools shall be subsumed under the credential categories in subdivision (a).
(d) The commission shall issue single subject teaching credentials in the categories that were identified in Section 44282 as of December 31, 1993, to applicants who were in the process of preparing to earn those credentials before the effective date of the commission’s implementation of subdivision (a).
(e) (1) A person issued a single subject teaching credential in English before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in theatre theater is authorized to teach theatre. theater. A person pursuing a single subject teaching credential in English before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in theatre theater shall not become subject to additional requirements for the single subject teaching credential in English as a result of the authorization provided by this paragraph.
(2) A person issued a single subject teaching credential in physical education before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in dance is authorized to teach dance. A person pursuing a single subject teaching credential in physical education before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in dance shall not become subject to additional requirements for the single subject teaching credential in physical education as a result of the authorization provided by this paragraph.
(3) A person issued a single subject teaching credential in business, industrial and technology education, or mathematics before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in computer science is authorized to teach computer science. A person pursuing a single subject teaching credential in business, industrial and technology education, or mathematics before the establishment of a single subject teaching credential in computer science shall not become subject to additional requirements for the single subject teaching credential in business, industrial and technology education, or mathematics as a result of the authorization provided by this paragraph.
(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a school district from employing a person who holds a single subject teaching credential in another subject with an authorization to teach theatre theater from teaching theatre, or theater, a person who holds a single subject teaching credential in another subject with an authorization to teach dance from teaching dance. dance, or a person who holds a single subject teaching credential in another subject with an authorization to teach computer science from teaching computer science.

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