Teacher Ed Programs Now Allowed Two Years
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that would allow teacher education programs to provide two years of preparation. Currently, teacher credentialing programs in California — which does not offer undergraduate degrees in education — are one year long. The author of SB 5, Sen. (and aspiring Secretary of State) Alex Padilla of Pacoima, argued that teachers-in-training are expected to learn so much in a single year that it makes sense to offer them and their credentialing institutions more flexibility.