September 25, 2007
For immediate release
Tine Sloan of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School elected to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as University of California representative
Dr. Tine Sloan, Acting Director of the Teacher Education Program at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected as the University of California representative to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California. It was created in 1970 by the Ryan Act and is the oldest of the autonomous state standards boards in the nation.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing consists of nineteen Members, fifteen voting Members and four ex-officio, non-voting Members. The Governor appoints fourteen voting Commissioners and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or his/her designee serves as the fifteenth voting Member. The four ex-officio Members are selected one each by the major elements of the California higher education constituency: Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities; Regents of the University of California; California Postsecondary Education Commission; and the California State University.
“I’m very pleased to be serving UC and the State in this capacity,” Sloan says. “The CCTC has tremendous impact on the work we do in teacher education and is ultimately responsible for ensuring our schools have high quality teachers. In my role at UCSB, I see what excellence in teacher preparation can do. I believe this experience, my work with colleagues across UC, and my shared responsibility for teachers and students, will benefit the work of the Commission.”
Dr. Sloan has taught courses in the Ph.D. and Teacher Education Programs focused on issues in human development, educational psychology, teacher education, and assessment. Prior to coming to UCSB, she spent 3 years in Singapore and was a member of the faculty at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University. Dr. Sloan completed her teacher certification at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1988, and her master’s and doctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996.
[Tine Sloan is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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