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How to Become a Teacher in California

I want to teach in elementary school.
Individuals who want to teach in elementary school in California must earn a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Click here to see the various routes to earn the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

I want to teach in high school.
Individuals who want to teach in high school in California must earn a Single Subject Teaching Credential. Click here to see the various routes to earn the Single Subject Teaching Credential.

I want to teach special education students.
Individuals who want to teach special education students in California must earn an Education Specialist Instruction Credential. Click here to see the various routes to earn the Education Specialist Instruction Credential.

The TEACH California Virtual Advisor can answer most of your questions as well as direct you to the right resources.

Updated February 13, 2013