Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Report
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Teachers Prepared in Other
States and Countries
October 2012
Tammy Duggan
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Three Routes for Out-of-State
Prepared Teachers

Less than two years of out-of-state
(OOS) teaching experience

Two or more years of OOS teaching
experience

National Board Certification
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Multiple Subject, Single Subject &
Education Specialist Credentials
OOS Prepared
 Minimum
requirements for 5-year
preliminary:
 Bachelor’s or higher degree
 Professional-level teaching credential issued b
another state or U.S. territory
 Fingerprint clearance
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OOS Credential
 Must
have been issued an OOS
teaching credential
 Does
not need to be valid at time of
application
 Must
be professional level credential
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Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)
Options in addition to the California Basic
Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
 CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing
Assessment Examination
 CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)
 CSU Placement Examinations (EPT and
ELM)
 OOS Basic Skills Examination (select
states, see CIG)
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OOS Basic Skills Examination

Photocopy of both sides of OOS score
report

BSR OOS Guide posted on the
Credential Information Guide (CIG)

BSR exam not restricted to state that
issued credential
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Basic Skills Requirement
If BSR not met at time of application:
 Issue 5-year preliminary credential and
hold to complete BSR one year from issue
date
EXAMPLE: Preliminary Multiple Subject
Teaching Credential, issued June 3, 2012:
 Individual has until July 1, 2013 to satisfy
BSR or credential no longer valid for
employment
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Subject Matter Competence
Multiple Subject

OOS Middle School Credential
 May apply for Preliminary Multiple
Subject Teaching Credential
 Must verify subject matter competence
for clear credential
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Subject Matter Competence
Single Subject
Met with the following:
 OOS credential in comparable area
 32 semester units in subject area requested (for
individuals with non-comparable credentials)
OR
Must verify subject matter competence for clear
credential by:
 Passing appropriate CSET in subject area
 Obtaining subject matter letter from approved
California college or university
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Application Checklists

Application processing checklists available for
many credential types

Assist in the pre-evaluation process at the local
level

Checklists located in the Resources section of the
CIG under “Application Checklists”
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Evaluation Steps for
Multiple Subject and Single Subject
Step 1:
 Verify bachelor’s or higher degree
EXAMPLE:
Indiana University
Office of the Registrar
Bachelor of Arts
Major: History
Conferral date: May 25, 2010
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Evaluation Steps for
Multiple Subject and Single Subject
Step 2:
 Check OOS Credential for comparable
authorization (evaluation is complete when
comparable authorization is found):
EXAMPLE:
Indiana Department of Professional Services
Bob Single Subject
Standard Secondary
Issue Date: 9/1/10
Subject(s): Chemistry
Mathematics
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Evaluation Steps for
Multiple Subject and Single Subject
Step 3:

Look for OOS basic skills test
Step 4:

Look for letter verifying two or more years of
OOS teaching experience and evaluations
Step 5:

Verify fingerprint information for first-time
applicants
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Education Specialist
“Comparable Program”



24 semester units in special education
coursework
with at least
12 semester units, including student teaching, in
the specialty area requested
or
Student teaching in specialty area
or
Two years of teaching experience in requested
specialty area
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Education Specialist
Generic vs. Comparable
1. Check OOS credential for comparable specialty
area
2. Check degree major for comparable specialty area
3. Check coursework for comparable focus
4. Obtain letter from OOS IHE verifying student
teaching in specialty area requested
5. Obtain letter from OOS employer verifying two or
more years full-time teaching experience in
specialty area requested
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Education Specialist
Generic Programs

Level I Credential may be issued in:
 Mild/Moderate,
 Moderate/Severe, or
 Early Childhood Special Education

Must complete a Commission-approved
Level I or preliminary program to qualify for
Level II or clear
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Clear Credential
Multiple/Single Subject
 Less
than two years experience route:
 Minimum requirements
 Basic skills requirement
 Commission-approved induction program
 California English learner authorization
 May need subject-matter competence
(check preliminary)
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Level II or Clear Credential
Education Specialist
 Less
than two years experience route:
 Minimum requirements
 Basic skills requirement
 Commission-approved Level II or special
education induction (clear) program
 California English learner authorization
 May need comparable Level I/preliminary
program (check Level I)
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Preliminary Teaching Credential
Two+ Years of OOS Experience
Minimum requirements AND the following:
 Two
or more years of full-time teaching
experience
 Two
performance evaluations from
separate years of verified OOS teaching
experience
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Teaching Experience
Acceptable experience:
 Grades
preschool or K-12
 Elementary,
secondary, special education
or combination
 More
than one subject area
 Non-traditional
setting such as continuation
or community day class
 Earned
prior to issuance of OOS credential
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Teaching Experience
Unacceptable experience:
 Part-time (less than 4 hours a day)
 Vocational
and adult education
 Day-to-day
substitute teaching
 Within
California
 Outside
the U.S.
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Teaching Experience
Verification Letters
Letters must:
 Be original and on official letterhead of
OOS employer
 List the dates of employment
 Indicate that teaching experience was fulltime
 Be signed by a personnel officer for the
OOS employer
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Performance Evaluations
 Two
“end of the year” performance
evaluations from separate years of verified
OOS teaching experience
 Ratings
must be ‘satisfactory’ or better
 Photocopies
are acceptable
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Clear Credential
Multiple/Single Subject

Two+ two years experience route:
 Preliminary requirements
 Basic skills requirement
 One of the following:
• Master’s degree or the equivalent number of
semester units;
• 150 clock hours of activities under the
California Standards for the Teaching
Profession (CSTP)
 May need subject-matter competence
(check preliminary)
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Level II Credential
Education Specialist

Two+ two years experience route:
 Preliminary requirements
 Basic skills requirement
 One of the following:
• Master’s degree or the equivalent number of
semester units;
• 150 clock hours of activities under the
California Standards for the Teaching
Profession (CSTP)
 May need comparable Level I/preliminary
program (check Level I)
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English Learner Authorization
OOS Prepared Teachers
CLAD Certificate or English learner
authorization by examination
 Bilingual authorization by examination


CTEL program (requires program sponsor
recommend)

Bilingual authorization program (requires
program sponsor recommend)

OOS EL authorization
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English Learner Authorization Based On
OOS English Learner Authorization
OOS credential with full English language
development authorization:
 Apply
for separate Clear CLAD Certificate
or English Learner Authorization
OR
 Add
English Learner authorization to valid
preliminary or clear credential
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Clear Credential Option
The Commission may issue a clear
credential instead of a preliminary if the
applicant meets all the requirements for both
at the time of application.
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Renewal Codes for OOS Prepared
Multiple Subject & Single Subject
 RC
= BSR within one year of issue date
 RSMC
 PRO
= Subject Matter Competence
= Induction Program
 RS2
= Master Degree/equivalent or 150
hours of activities under CSTP
 REL
= English Learner authorization
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Renewal Codes for OOS Prepared
Education Specialist
 RC
= BSR within one year of issue date
 RSG
= Generic program, needs Level I or
preliminary program
 RSN
= Level II or clear program
 RS2
= Master Degree/equivalent or 150
hours of activities under CSTP
 REL
= English Learner authorization
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OOS Education Specialist
Previous Generic Renewal Codes
Needs Level I/preliminary program and:
 RG3
= (3 years oos exp) BTSA or
transition to new experience route
 RG5
= (5 years oos experience) 150 clock
hours under CSTP
 R19J
 R19H
= General education, Level II, and
two years experience
= Level II and two years experience
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National Board Certification
OOS prepared teachers are issued clear
credentials on initial application with:*
National Board Certificate
 Application form, fees, and fingerprints

*Single Subject Science and Education Specialist
credentials must submit transcripts and copy of
OOS credential so CTC can determine
subject/specialty area
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SB 1209 Transition Policy
Less Than Two Years OOS Experience
Application form and fee
 Multiple/Single Subject = Commissionapproved induction program
 Education Specialist = Commission-approved
Level II program
AND
 California English learner authorization

Ed Spec issued on basis of generic program will also need
to complete a Commission-approved Level I program
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SB 1209 Transition Policy
Two+ Years OOS Experience
Application form and fee
 May need letter verifying 2+ years OOS fulltime teaching experience and two
performance evaluations
 Master’s degree or 150 clock hours under the
CSTP
 California English learner authorization

Ed Spec issued on basis of generic program will also need
to complete a Commission-approved Level I program
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Multiple Subject or Single Subject
Prepared Outside U.S.
Preliminary Minimum Requirements:
 Foreign transcript evaluation verifying:
 Bachelor’s degree from university deemed
equivalent to regionally accredited U.S.
institution
 Teacher preparation program including
student teaching
 Fingerprint clearance
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Qualifying for Single Subject Teaching
Credential for Outside U.S. Prepared
Teachers
A
degree major or 24 upper division
semester units in subject (will need to
verify subject-matter competence for clear)
 Pass
subject-matter examinations
 Obtain
a letter from a California college or
university with a Commission-approved
subject matter program
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Peace Corps Prepared Teachers
Preliminary Minimum Requirements:



Bachelor’s degree or higher from
regionally accredited college or university
Teaching experience
Fingerprint clearance
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Multiple Subject or Single Subject
Prepared Outside U.S. & Peace Corps
Clear Credential requirements:
 Basic Skills Requirement (within first year)
 Reading (or RICA for Multiple Subject)
 U.S. Constitution
 Subject-Matter Competence
 Commission-approved induction program
 CPR for adults, infants, and children
(prepared outside U.S. only)
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Renewal Codes
Peace Corps & Outside U.S.
Multiple Subject & Single Subject
RC = BSR within 1 year of issue date
 READ = Reading course or RICA (MS only)
 US = U.S. Constitution course or exam
 RSMC = Subject Matter Competence
 PRO = Induction Program
 CPR = CPR for adults, infants & children

(outside the U.S. only)
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Education Specialist Credential
Prepared Outside U.S.
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
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Basic Skills Test (within first year)
Subject Matter Competence
Non-Special Education Pedagogy
Field Experience with Regular Education
Students
Reading or RICA
U.S. Constitution
Renewal Codes - Comparable = R19D or R19F
Generic = R19J or R19H
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Education Specialist Credential
Prepared Outside U.S. (cont.)
Health Education including CPR
 Computer Education
 Two years full-time special education teaching
experience
 Level II or special education induction program
(and Level I/preliminary if generic program)
 Formal recommendation from approved Level
II or clear program sponsor

Renewal Codes - Comparable = R19D or R19F
Generic = R19J or R19H
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Education Specialist Credential
Proposed Regulations


Requirements discussed today for out-of-state
and out-of-country teachers added to Title 5
Major changes when approved:
 Special education teaching experience will be
required to qualify via the experience route
 Experience route will lead to “clear” credential
 Individuals with generic programs must choose
between Mild/Moderate, Moderate/ Severe
Disabilities, and Early Childhood Special
Education

Watch for Coded Correspondence
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Leaflets
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Multiple Subject OOS
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl561.pdf

Multiple Subject Outside U.S.
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl871.pdf
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Single Subject OOS
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl560.pdf
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Single Subject Outside U.S.
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl870.pdf
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Education Specialist OOS
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl808.pdf
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Education Specialist Outside U.S.
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl872.pdf
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Peace Corps
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl535.pdf
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Foreign Transcript Evaluation
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
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Coded Correspondence
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Multiple Subject/Single Subject OOS
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/060028/060028.pdf
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Education Specialist OOS
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/060026/060026.pdf
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SB 1209 Transition Policy
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/060027/060027.pdf
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Multiple Subject/Single Subject Outside U.S.
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/0701/0701.pdf

EL authorization based on OOS credential
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/notices/coded/0703/0703.pdf
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