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Paths to a Credential and Basic Requirements

Pathways to Teach

How to become a teacher in CaliforniaIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site explains the variety of routes you can take to become a California teacher. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is the state agency that approves teacher preparation programs and grants credentials.

Basic requirements to earn a California teaching credential:

* Does not apply to Single Subjects Credential (secondary level)

Teacher Credential Requirements — Specific Information

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