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  • Annual Accreditation Fee - Emergency Regulations Approved!
    The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Emergency Regulations on July 11, 2014 with an effective date of August 7, 2014. Posted on the PSD Main page are documents that show the Institution Fee and the Programs Fee for each approved sponsor. If there are any questions about the Institution or Program fees, please contact AccreditationFees@ctc.ca.gov with your question. The Annual Accreditation Fee is the total of the Institution and Program fee.

    Invoices will be sent to each sponsor by August 1, 2014 with the Accreditation Fee due as of September 1, 2014. Please make sure your institution's contact information in the Commission's database is current: https://info.ctc.ca.gov/fmi/xsl/ProgramSponsors/recordlist.xsl

    If any Commission-approved institution has not paid its annual Accreditation Fee by November 1, 2014 - the institution will not be able to recommend individuals for any credentials until the annual fee and the $500 extraordinary activity fee have been paid.
    July 11, 2014

  • August 2014 Statistic: Gender and Ethnic Distribution of Enrolled students in Teacher Preparation Programs
    In 2012-2013, about 20,000 teacher candidates were enrolled in California's teacher preparation programs to pursue their initial teaching credentials.
    July 31, 2014

  • Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential
    Guidance for Individuals holding a Preliminary General Education (Multiple or Single Subject) teaching credential regarding how to earn a Clear Teaching Credential.
    May 23, 2014

  • Common Standard 2 Technical Assistance Webinar
    Commission Common Standard 2 is one of the standards institutions have found most challenging. The Commission's accreditation staff has recorded a technical assistance webinar to help institutions better understand what accreditation teams look for in determining whether the institution has a unit and program assessment system that meets the standard. Please share the webinar with your accreditation team at your institution.
    December 26, 2012

  • Submitting a Proposal for an Educator Preparation Program in California
    When an institution (college, university, school district, county office of education or other entity) wants to offer one or more educator preparation programs to prepare candidates to teach or provide services in the California public schools, the institution needs to become approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Approval by the Commission is a multi-step process.
    February 9, 2010

  • National Professional Organization Accreditation: Alignment with the California Accreditation System
    Procedures for institutions to combine national accreditation with California's accreditation system
    July 29, 2008
Updated July 31, 2014