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Preliminary Single Subject English


California has the following general requirements for all applicants for preliminary teaching credentials who have completed an out-of-state program:


1. DEGREE REQUIREMENT: Graduation from a Bachelor's degree or more advanced degree program at a regionally accredited institution.

2. PROGRAM REQUIREMENT:  Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program and hold an out-of-state teaching credential.

3. BACKGROUND CLEARANCE:  Completion of the required background check resulting in receipt of a Certificate of Clearance from the CCTC.

4. BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT:  Meet the CA basic skills requirement.

5. CONTENT EXAM REQUIREMENT:  Verify subject matter competence by passing the relevant Praxis exams.


6. SPECIAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENT: BASP, BASPMMBASPEE, and MSSP students intending to credential in California must first license in Utah and then apply via reciprocity for their California credential(s).

7. MAT ENGLISH CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENT: MAT English students intending to credential in California must first license in Utah and then apply via reciprocity for their California credential(s).

8. edTPA REQUIREMENT (Teaching Performance Assessments):
Beginning with the Fall 2017 demonstration teaching cohort, all California students will complete the edTPA assessment as part of their demonstration teaching. For more information on edTPA requirements, click here.

 

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