Endorsement Review - Common Core Standards- review the work done to align Common Core State Standards with the current Endorsement Competencies.
Proposed changes to English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading endorsement competencies were approved by the Professional Educators Standards Board January 18, 2013. Middle Level and Secondary Mathematics competencies and P-3 English Language Arts competencies were approved at the March 2013 PESB meeting.
The Board also approved the common implementation date of January 1, 2015 for the 5-12 ELA, K-12 Reading, 4-9 Middle Level Mathematics, and 5-12 Mathematics endorsements.
At the September 2012 meeting, PESB Members approved Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) as a specialty endorsement. PESB staff convened a stakeholder work group for the purpose of developing standards for this new specialty endorsement. The draft EMS endorsement competencies are being vetted by stakeholders and will be considered for adoption at the July PESB meeting.
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