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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.

Hot Topics

  • Governor Brown Signs Bill to Allow Credentialing of Native American Cultural Educators
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that extends the successfully implemented separate teaching credential for Native American languages passed in 2008 to include Native American culture.
    July 16, 2015

  • Commission's Accrediting Committee Elects New Co-Chairs for 2015-16
    The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Committee on Accreditation has elected two experienced California educators to lead the COA in 2015-16. The new co-Chairs are Dr. Pia Wong, a professor at CSU, Sacramento; and Dr. Anna Moore, an administrator with the Sonoma County Office of Education.
    July 2, 2015

  • Chair's Report, December 2014
    Commission Chair Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond discusses the recent release of new federal Title II regulations.

    December 19, 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

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Updated July 16, 2015