Information for Elementary
Information for Secondary Credential
See the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for complete credential information.
Department of Education has established a website—TEACH
California—which answers many questions about becoming
a teacher. View a Flash presentation 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
Refer to the CCTC for full details and any changes in legislation.