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Understand the Requirements

To be a teacher, you must meet all the requirements for a credential. California teaching credentials have similar basic requirements, but there are specific requirements for each type of teaching:

There are also different requirements for people who:

Virtual Advisor

The Virtual Advisor can answer your questions about high-need subject areas:

  • Special Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Virtual Advisor

Next Steps

What's your next step for becoming a teacher in California? Find the answer by using the My Career Plan tool.

The California Commission on Teacher CredentialingIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site (CTC) sets teacher preparation standards, approves teacher preparation programs, and grants credentials and related documents.