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Credentialing Information

Information for Elementary Credential

Information for Secondary Credential

See the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for complete credential information.

The Calfornia Department of Education has established a website—TEACH California—which answers many questions about becoming a teacher. Click here for information about becoming a science teacher.

New NCLB Requirements for Multiple Subject Credential holders:
Multiple subject credential holders wishing to teach in the middle school must get an add-on single subject credential in science OR an added authorization in general science to meet the NCLB requirements. For most MSC holders, it is more reasonable to get the added subject matter authorization. The requirements for added authorization are posted on the CCTC website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl852.pdf. Refer to the CCTC for full details and any changes in legislation.