To remove unnecessary barriers for entry into teaching for teachers prepared in other states, the commission shall contract for reviews of areas of teacher preparation in other states, as specified in subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive. The initial reviews shall commence in 2001. Supplemental reviews shall be conducted every three years after completion of the initial review. The purpose of the review is to maintain and utilize information to allow teachers prepared in other states to meet specified California requirements for multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials based upon out-of-state teacher preparation determined by the commission to be comparable and equivalent to the preparation required in California. Reviews shall take place in all of the following areas of teacher preparation for the purpose of meeting the credential requirements pursuant to Section 44275.3:
(a) Subject matter programs or subject matter examinations pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259.
(b) Reading instruction pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259.
(c) Credential emphasis programs, including, but not limited to, emphasis programs to prepare teachers to work with English language learners.
(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 703, Sec. 6.)