University of California, Merced Extension is seeking initial institutional approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This approval would allow UC Merced's University Extension to sponsor educator preparation programs in California. Interested parties are invited to submit comments that may help to inform the Commission of substantive issues regarding this institution. Comments should be submitted to the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that comments should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, other -please specify). All identifying information will remain confidential.