Update on CTC Action

CAHPERD leaders have been keeping a close eye on the actions of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with regard to the proposed amendments to Title 5, which would allow a “special teaching authorization” in Physical Education for instructors of ROTC and Basic Military Drill (BMD).  Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, at the June 19th meeting of the CTC, all but two of the Commissioners voted to approve the proposed regulations.

 It is important to note that Commission action cannot go into effect until the “rulemaking file” is submitted by the CTC to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), and that agency conducts a complete review to ensure compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.  We are staying on top of this as we consider next steps, and also contacting media outlets to share information about the issue and the process.

 Sincere appreciation is extended to everyone who attended meetings to provide testimony and those who took the time to write in during public comment periods.  The CTC received an astonishing 830+ written comments in opposition to this proposal.  In addition, at least 16 of the 21 CSU Kinesiology Department Chairs expressed their opposition. Click here to view the comments submitted, and the responses from the CTC.

We will keep our members informed as we continue to monitor the timeline for submission of the amended regulations to the OAL, as well as their progress in reviewing the documentation.

We are extremely grateful for all who have been engaged in this ongoing effort to maintain high teaching standards in our profession.  We appreciate your continued support!

Background, Public Comments and CTC Responses 

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Bay District Conference

SAVE THE DATE! October 4, 2014

Hart Middle School in Pleasanton, CA

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Annual Fall Dance Workshop

SAVE THE DATE! October 4, 2014

Sacramento, CA

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43rd National Adapted Physical Education Conference

November 13-15, 2014

Hyatt at San Francisco Airport - Burlingame, CA

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2015 CAHPERD Conference

Step Up, Speak Out, and Move
March 5-8
Los Angeles Airport Marriott

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33rd Annual Dance, Movement & Acro-Sports Workshop


Palm Springs Convention Center



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California Physical Education Workshop

July 12-18, 2014

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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July 20-25, 2014

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July 25-27,2014

CSU, Fullerton

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