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Six Steps to Become a Teacher!

Learn what it takes to become a teacher!

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In 3 easy steps, find the right program for you!

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FAQ: "I already have a basic credential and would like to add special education. What do I need to do?"

You should speak with an academic advisor at the college or university you wish to attend. Ask about their specific requirements to add special education.

FAQ: "Do you have to get a Master’s degree before you can get a credential?"

Answer: No, you don't need a Master’s degree. You must meet the credential requirements set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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