California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is the state agency that issues California credentials.
The below leaflets provide more information from the CTC:
Change your name with CTC (41-nc)
Child Development Permits (cl797) *Transitional Kindergarten, see below for requirements*
Supplementary Authorizations - Supplementary authorizations allow the holder to add one or more subjects to his or her teaching credential
Supplemental Authorization Worksheet (cl696b)
Adding a teaching or content area to a current credential (verifying subject-matter competence by examination)
Information for Out-of-State Trained Teachers
Other important information
Information about the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) and other assessment exams (CTEL, RICA, CBEST)
Transitional Kindergarten - Requirements
California Education Code (EC 48000(g)) states that a school district or charter school shall ensure that credentialed teachers who are first assigned to a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classroom after July 1, 2015, have, by August 1, 2020, one of the following:
- At least 24 units in early childhood education (ECE), child development, or both;
- As determined by the Local Educational Agency employing a teacher, professional experience in a classroomsetting with preschool age children that is comparable to the 24 units of education described in paragraph (1); or
- A Child Development Teacher permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Additional information on TK and the requirements can be found at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderfaq.asp
*Regional accrediting institutions:
*The CTC can only accept course work and degrees that were completed at a regionally accredited institutions. Degrees and course work must have been completed while the institution was regionally accredited in order for the Commission to consider them for credentialing purposes. Course work completed in other states is acceptable as long as the institution holds regional accreditation through one of the accrediting bodies listed below.