CTC Reviewing New Teaching Performance Expectations

By Joe Landon
Earlier this year, the California Alliance for Arts Education submitted a policy brief, authored by Dr. Merryl Goldberg of California State University, San Marcos, which highlighted the role and value of arts integration in student learning, to be considered by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) in revising current Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). TPEs are the foundation of what all licensed teachers should know and be able to demonstrate, and they provide an important basis for teacher preparation program curriculum and fieldwork experiences.

The Commission is currently reviewing new TPEs, which now mention the arts and arts integration as a focus area to support teaching and learning. Among the significant changes, the new TPEs recommend that teachers design and implement disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning sequences, including integrating the visual and performing arts as applicable to the discipline. Click here to read the CTC’s Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
The Alliance will continue to recommend additional changes that promote the role of arts education strategies to support student learning as the Commission solicits feedback from the field. Stay tuned for further updates.