Do you have teaching credential from a state other than California? You may be able to get your California teaching credential through a reciprocity agreement. This means that you may be able to get credit for your teacher preparation work that you completed in another state.
This agreement is made possible through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education Certification (NASDTEC).
Educators with an out-of-state license may be granted a similar license to teach in California, with an approved application, academic records, and criminal background check.
Yes. Those who have a minimum amount of experience (2 or more years of teaching) have slightly different requirements to earn a clear credential. The requirements are:
Check the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing website to learn about the minimum requirements and how to apply. Select an option below: