Clearing Credentials

Report
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Clearing Credentials
And
Sunset Dates
CCAC Fall Conference 2012
David Crable
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Why We Are Here-Workshop Goals
1. Review with partners in the field clear
credential requirements to be submitted by
applicants when seeking to qualify
2. Highlight important items affecting credential
candidates seeking clear credentials
3. Outline the “take effect” and “drop dead” dates
affecting credential types and programs in the
near future
4. Review job aids to help clarify requirements
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject
CA Prepared
Commission-approved induction program
OR
General education clear credential
program*
* If working in a private school or district
without an induction program
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject
CA Prepared
 Apply directly to Commission with
transcripts verifying:
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Master’s, 30 post-baccalaureate semester units, or
150 semester/225 quarter units within bachelor’s
Health Education + CPR (for California and out-ofcountry prepared if health listed on preliminary)
Mainstreaming
Computer Education (check credential for level)
Advanced Teaching English Learners (California
only)
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject OOS
SB 1209-Experience Route
ONE of the following:
 150 clock hours of professional activities under
the California Standards for the Teaching
Profession (CSTP);
OR
 A master’s degree or the equivalent in
semester units
AND
 California English learner authorization
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject
National Board Certification
♦ Hold California preliminary credential
♦ Obtain National Board Certificate in area of
preliminary credential
♦ Application form and fees
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject
National Board Certification
Teachers holding National Board Certification in
the area of science will be issued the specific
California science authorization based upon:
 An out-of-state credential with a matching
subject,
 A copy of the individual’s NBPTS “My Profile”
status page report which indicates the specific
science certificate specialty area in which
National Board Certification was issued, or
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject
National Board Certification
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Official (original) transcripts from a regionallyaccredited college or university showing a
bachelor’s or higher degree major or 32
semester units of coursework in the appropriate
science subject.
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Required documentation must be submitted with
the photocopy of the individual’s National Board
Certificate and other supporting materials.
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Multiple Subject or Single Subject
Prepared Outside U.S. & Peace Corps
Clear Credential Requirements:
♦ RC = Basic Skills Requirement (within first
year)
♦ READ = Reading (or RICA for Multiple Subject)
♦ US = U.S. Constitution
♦ RSMC = Subject-Matter Competence
♦ PRO = Commission-approved General
Education Induction program
♦ CPR = CPR for adults, infants, and children
(prepared outside U.S. only)
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Special Education CA Prepared
Level II
Level II Credential Requirements:
Individualized Induction Plan; obtain the formal
recommendation
 Complete a course in:
– Health Education with CPR
– Computer Education
 Two years of full-time special education
teaching experience
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Special Education CA Prepared
CLEAR
Transition to the Clear Credential
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Holders of the Level I may transition to a
Commission-approved Induction program in
special education to obtain the Clear Education
Specialist Instruction credential
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Transition Plan from the preliminary program
will be developed for each candidate prior to
the completion of the preliminary program
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Special Education CA Prepared
CLEAR
 Transition
Plans assist the developers in
the creation of the Individualized Induction
Plan (IIP)
 An IIP for a candidate with a Level I
Education Specialist Instruction Credential
completing an induction program must also
address the content currently in the Level II
program
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Special Education CA Prepared
CLEAR
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Special Education CA Prepared
National Board
Clear Credential Requirements:
 National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards Certification in the area of
Exceptional Needs/Early Childhood
through Young Adulthood
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Special Education OOS Prepared
Route One
Level II Credential Requirements:
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RSN = Commission-approved Level II Program
including an individualized induction plan and
obtain a formal recommendation
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REL = English Learner Authorization
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RSG = Ed Spec issued on basis of generic
program; will also need to complete equivalent
of Commission-approved Level 1 program
content
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Special Education OOS Prepared
Route Two
Level II Credential Requirements:
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RS2 = Complete one of the following:
– 150 clock hours of professional activities,
documented on Verification of Completion Form CL820A
– A master’s degree or higher or an equivalent in a
related field
– A bachelor’s degree that consisted of a minimum of
150 semester units (or 225 quarter units).
REL = English Learner Authorization
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Special Education OOS Prepared
National Board
Clear Credential Requirements:
 National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards Certification in the area of
Exceptional Needs/Early Childhood
through Young Adulthood
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Special Education OOS Prepared
National Board
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Submit one of the following:
a) A copy of the individual’s NBPTS “My Profile”
status page report which indicates the
specific special education certificate
specialty area completed
b) Official transcripts verifying the content of the
special education program completed
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Special Education OOS Prepared
National Board
c) Photocopy of out-of-state credential with a
corresponding specific special education
specialty area
If the out-of-state credential was issued in only
“Special Education,” or in a specialty area that
does not align with a California specialty area,
individual will need to complete the equivalent of
a Commission-approved Level I program to earn
the Level II credential
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Administrative Services
CA Prepared
Clear Credential Requirements:
Valid Preliminary Administrative Services
Credential
 Two years full time Administrative Services
experience in CA
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Administrative Services
CA Prepared
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Complete one of the following:
– Recommendation from Commissionapproved program
– CDE Administrator Training Program (ATP)
Modules 1, 2 and 3
– Mastery of Fieldwork Performance
Standards through a Commission-approved
program
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Administrative Services
OOS Prepared with Experience
Clear Credential Requirements:
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Qualify for or hold a CA Preliminary
Administrative Services Credential
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Complete three years of out-of-state public
school administrative experience
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Provide two rigorous performance evaluations
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Administrative Services
OOS Prepared without Experience
Clear Credential Requirements:
Valid Preliminary Administrative Services
Credential
 Two years full time Administrative Services
experience in CA
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Administrative Services OOS
Prepared without Experience
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Complete one of the following:
– Recommendation from Commissionapproved program
– CDE Training Program Modules 1, 2 and 3
– Mastery of Fieldwork Performance
Standards through a Commission-approved
program
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Designated Subjects
Adult Education Teaching Credentials
as of January 1, 2011
Individuals must satisfy all of the
following requirements for the CLEAR:
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Valid Preliminary DS Adult Education
Credential
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Commission-approved program
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Two years of experience on the Credential in
the subject(s) listed
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Designated Subjects
Adult Education Teaching Credentials
as of January 1, 2011

U.S. Constitution
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Health education including CPR
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Computer-based technology
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Recommendation by a Commission-approved
program sponsor
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Designated Subjects Career Technical
Education Teaching (CTE) Credentials
as of January 1, 2009
Individuals must satisfy all of the following
requirements for the CLEAR:
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Valid Preliminary CTE Credential
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Commission-approved program including SDAIE
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Two years of experience on the credential in the
industry sector(s) listed OR Commission-approved
program of advanced personalized preparation as
determined by the program sponsor agency
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Designated Subjects Career Technical
Education Teaching (CTE) Credentials
as of January 1, 2009

U.S. Constitution
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Health education including CPR
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Computer-based technology
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Recommendation by a Commission-approved
program sponsor
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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
INDUCTION or CLEAR PROGRAM?
The chart below was developed to help
determine if a candidate is able to participate in
induction or a Clear credential program
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Application Checklists
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The Commission has developed application
processing checklists for many different
credential types to assist in the pre-evaluation
process at the local level
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Checklists can be found in the CIG left-hand
menu under “Resources,” and there is a link in
the References section of this presentation
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Application Checklists
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IMPORTANT
DATES
1/31/19 End date
Level II program
2/26/16 SLLA
#1010 exams expire
12/31/14 Enroll into
L2 Ed Spec program
1/1/18 Complete
Ryan Clear
1/31/16 Complete Clear
Adult Full/Part-Time
6/23/14 BCLAD exams expire
4/1/14 Last date to
apply for Admin by ATP
1/31/13
Complete L1 Ed
Spec program
8/31/2013 Last Issuance clear
Voc Ed and clear FT/PT CTE
1/31/13 Complete
Preliminary Adult
Full/Part-Time
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References
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Multiple Subject Teaching Credential California
Prepared (CL-561C)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl561c.pdf
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Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Out-of-State
Prepared (CL-561)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl561.pdf
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Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Outside of the U.S.
(CL-871) http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl871.pdf
Single Subject Teaching Credential California Prepared
(CL-560C) http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl560c.pdf
Single Subject Teaching Credential Out-of-State
Prepared (CL-560)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl560.pdf
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References
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Single Subject Teaching Credential Outside of the
United States (CL-870)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl870.pdf
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Education Specialist Instruction Credential
California Prepared (CL-808C)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl808c.pdf
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Education Specialist Instruction Credential Out-ofState Prepared (CL-808)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl808.pdf
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Education Specialist Instruction Credential Outside
of the United States (CL-872)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl872.pdf
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Administrative Services Credential California
Prepared (CL-574C)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl574c.pdf
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References
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Administrative Services Credential Out-of-State Prepared (CL574)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl574.pdf
Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credentials
(Based on AB 1374 - Issued on or after January 1, 2011) –
CL-697B
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl697b.pdf
Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (Based on SB
1104 – Issued on or after January 1, 2009)
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl888.pdf
Application Processing Checklists For All Credential Types
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig2/checklists.html
Special Education Transition Chart PSA 11-14
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/PS-alerts/2011/PSA-11-14.pdf
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