The new California Arts Standards were approved by the State Board of Education on January 8, 2019.  They can be found at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vapacontentstds.asp

With the approval of standards, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) began the process of Writing the Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs).  This is what a theatre or dance student entering a teacher credential program must know. It is accomplished through approved undergraduate course work or passing the CSET exams.  This is done in consultation with theatre or dance educators and must be based on the California Arts Standards. Determining what undergraduate courses/major/degree fulfill the SMRs and allow students to waive the CSETs.

Writing the CSETs (California Subject Examination for Teachers).  If a student entering a teacher credential program has not attended an approved undergraduate waiver program or is coming from out of state, s/he must pass an exam.  This is done in consultation with theatre or dance educators and Pearson Evaluation and must be based on the California Arts Standards.

Writing the TPEs (Teacher Performance Expectations) defines what a first year dance or theatre teacher should know and do.  This done in consultation with theatre or dance educators and must be based on the California Arts Standards.This process could take up to two years.  Updates will be posted here.