How do I get a valid teaching credential in California?
To earn a Preliminary Credential, which is the first type of teaching credential available to new applicants and is valid for five years, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and complete an approved California teacher preparation program.
Do California teaching credentials expire?
Once you receive your California Clear Credential, it is valid for five years. Although the Commission used to require 150 hours of professional growth to renew a clear credential, clear credentials may now be renewed without verifying any professional or continuing education requirements.
How do I get a copy of my California teaching credential?
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) no longer issues paper copies of credential(s)/permit(s). You may obtain a copy of your valid credential(s)/permit(s) by logging in your CTC Educator Page at www.ctc.ca.gov. You may refer to CTC’s Instructions: How to View and Print Your Document.
Do California Teachers need to be CPR certified?
Individuals must satisfy one of the following requirements: a. Complete a Commission-approved Professional Teacher Induction Program. (See Terms and Definitions) Verification of training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that covers infant, child, and adult CPR skills is also required.
What is a preliminary teaching credential in California?
The preliminary credential is issued for a maximum of five years. If requirements for the clear credential are not completed before the expiration of the preliminary, the holder will be unable to teach in California’s public schools with that credential until those requirements are met and the document renewed.
What do you need to become a substitute teacher in California?
For the prospective teacher permit, you must have at least 90 credits of college courses completed before applying. You must also be enrolled in a 4-year program to complete your bachelor’s degree. For CTE 30-day permits, substitutes only need to have a high school diploma or GED.
Is there a teacher shortage in California?
Declining enrollment in teacher preparation programs after the economic downturn and teacher attrition also have contributed to the shortage of educators. In 2016-17, more than 12,000 provisional intern permits, limited assignment teaching permits, waivers and intern credentials were issued in California.
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