Mary Vixie Sandy, director of Professional Services for the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing, will be in Fresno on Thursday, March 22, to discuss emerging trends in teacher education and changes in teacher credentialing requirements with local community educational leaders at California State University, Fresno.

She also will speak in a forum open to the public in Education Building Room 140 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Sandy, who handles developing new standards for teacher preparation programs and the development of a Teaching Performance Assessment, is expected to meet with about 100 local educators and community members.

Dr. Paul Shaker, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, said Sandy’s visit “will provide a great opportunity for community leaders as well as university and community college faculty to learn about emerging trends in teacher education.”

Sandy will be speaking earlier in the day on campus at a daylong conference for arts and science faculty and to President John D. Welty’s Commission on Teacher Education.

At 9:30 a.m., she will be the keynote speaker for Community College/California State University, Fresno Articulation Conference on Teacher Education in Education 140. She will provide an update on changes in teacher credentialing requirements emphasizing academic content and how it is blended with professional preparation required for a Multiple Subject Credential, Shaker said.

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