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Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Trained Teachers

Out-of-State Trained Teachers/Services

‚ÄčThe Commission on Teacher Credentialing will accept out-of-state trained teaching and services experience to transfer these credentials/license to California.  The following are a few of the different type of credentials that are transferable to California:

Multiple Subject: Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in a self-contained classroom such as those in a preschool, K-12, inclusive, or in classes organized primarily for adults. Most assignments are in an elementary classroom.

Single Subject: Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes such as those in middle and high schools.

Education Specialist: Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in the area of specialization listed on the credential. These areas include Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M), Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M/S), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Visual Impairments (VI), Physical and Health Impairments (PHI), and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

Administrative Services: Credentials authorizes the holder to serve as a Principal, Assistant Principal, Coordinator, etc.,

 An application packet will need to contain most, if not all, of the following items (based on out-of-state experience):

  • A completed 41-4 Application for Credential form
  • Application fee of $100 money order or cashier's check payable to CTC (Military spouses may qualify for a fee waiver for their first credential*)
  • A copy of the Request of Live Scan for the CTC
  • Official transcripts with your Bachelor's degree and higher showing all professional preparation including student teaching.
  • A photocopy of the front and back of your out-of-state teaching credential
  • A photocopy of your CBEST scores or approved out-of-state Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) scores.  If the basic skills requirement has not been met, you will be given a one year grace period in which to take and pass the CBEST.
  • If applicable, verification of two or more years of full-time teaching experience in a state other than California. This must be verified by an original letter on official letterhead of the district where you were employed and signed by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, or director of personnel.
  • If applicable, photocopies of 2 annual performance evaluations
  • If applicable, a photocopy of your National Board Certification

*California Education Code 44235.5 requires the Commission to waive all application and processing fees for the initial issuance of a teaching credential for an out-of-state applicant who relocates to California due to orders received from a branch of the United States Armed Forces that require the applicant's spouse to relocate to California. The provision applies to the following credentials: Single Subject (secondary), Multiple Subject (elementary) or Education Specialist (Special Ed) Teaching Credentials. This does not apply to the Certificate of Clearance fees.

Out of Country Trained Teachers/Services

Out of Country transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission by an approved evaluation company. You may contact any of the agencies on the Foreign Transcripts Evaluation Form. An evaluation of your foreign transcripts will determine whether you hold the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree, have participated in student teaching/practicum, and will provide a statement letting CTC know what subject you taught in your country.  CTC does not accept any work experience from out-of-country at this time.

An application packet will need the following items:

  • A completed 41-4 Application for Credential form
  • Application fee of $100 money order or cashier's check payable to CTC (Military spouses may qualify for a fee waiver for their first credential)
  • A copy of the Request of Live Scan for the CTC
  • Official foreign evaluated transcript showing a Bachelor's degree, or higher, and a professional preparation including student teaching.

 

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