(a) No later than June 30, 1990, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall issue requests for proposal from community college districts for the establishment of an Associate of Arts, Teacher Assistant program. The requests for proposal shall describe the requirements set forth in subdivision (c), and shall be developed in consultation with representatives of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the President of the University of California, the Chancellor of the California State University, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Executive Director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the statewide Academic Senate for Community Colleges, and the President of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. That program shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the two-year course of study described in Section 45350 and the awarding of an Associate of Arts, Teacher Assistant degree.
(b) The chancellor shall select two community college districts from separate geographic areas of this state for the purposes of this section, and shall allocate to each of those districts for the 1990-91 school year a planning grant of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
(c) Each of the community college districts selected and funded under this section shall do all of the following:
(1) Implement the Associate of Arts, Teacher Assistant program in one or more community colleges, commencing with the 1991-92 school year.
(2) Ensure that each student enrolled in the program shall work under the direct supervision of a credentialed classroom teacher.
(3) Design the program to ensure that credit hours earned under the program at any community college are transferable to teacher preparation programs conducted at California State University campuses in the same region as that community college.
(4) No later than October 1, 1993, collect, and make available to the California Postsecondary Education Commission for purposes of the evaluation described in Section 45355, the following data for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 school years:
(A) The number of persons who enrolled in the program, and the number of persons who completed the program.
(B) Demographic information concerning those persons.
(C) The number and percentage of graduates of the program who pass the examination described in subdivision (c) of Section 45350.
(D) The number and percentage of graduates of the program who have obtained employment as teacher assistants, as reported pursuant to Section 45353.
(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1345, Sec. 2.)
Education Code 45350
Education Code 45353
Education Code 45355