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The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) is an agency in the Executive Branch of State Government. Created in 1970 by the Ryan Act, it is the oldest of the autonomous state teaching standards board in the nation.
The Commission sets state standards for educator preparation, licenses and credentials professional educators, enforces educator professional practices and disciplines credential holders in the State of California.
- Quick Facts [PDF]
- Credentialing 101 [PDF]
- Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]
- Commission Members
- Commission Management
- Discipline Laws and Rules
- Vision, Mission, and Goals
Chair's Report, October 2014
Commission Chair Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond discusses the agency's strategic plan, addresses California's teacher shortage.
October 30, 2014
Commission Welcomes New Members at October 8-10 Meeting
Kathryn Williams Browne and Edgar Orejel will join the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as its two newest members. The two represent the community colleges and educator preparation students, respectively.
October 7, 2014
Recent Press Releases
Also see: Archived Press Releases
Chair Darling Hammond sets the record straight on PE-ROTC
Well-prepared teachers are critical to student success, and California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing sets some of the highest standards for teachers in the country. A recent op-ed in The Sacramento Bee by a group representing physical education teachers claimed that the Commission is lowering its standards. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Want to know more? Read our FAQs on PE-ROTC.
August 12, 2014
CTC Receives CEEDAR Grant, Support for Intensive Work on Preparing Educators to Serve Students With Disabilities
As lead agency for a collaborative partnership of public and private institutions of higher education, the Commission has been awarded a $200,000 competitive national grant through the newly created national CEEDAR Technical Assistance Center.
March 14, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014