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  • April 2015 Statistic: Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Issued
    The Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach within the industry sectors named on the credential in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses. CTE Teaching Credentials are available in the following 15 industry sectors: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Building and Construction Trades; Education, Business and Finance; Education, Child Development, and Family Services; Energy, Environment, and Utilities; Engineering and Architecture; Fashion and Interior Design; Health Science and Medical Technology; Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation; Information and Communication Technologies; Manufacturing and Product Development; Marketing, Sales, and Service; Public Services; and Transportation.
    April 1, 2015

  • New Fees Webpage
    A new Program Sponsor Fees webpage has been developed and includes information related to annual accreditation fees, cost recover fees, in-kind certificate, and frequently asked questions.
    January 22, 2015

  • Draft Revised TPA Standards and Program Standards 17-19 Survey
    The Commission is seeking input for the Draft Revised Teaching Performance Assessment Quality Standards and Program Standards 17-19. Survey responses are due November 14, 2014.
    October 24, 2014

  • Resources for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). The National Research Council and Washington-based Achieve, the group that produced the Common Core English and math standards, also managed the development of Common Core science standards. It took three years for a group of committees to develop Common Core Science Standards, which are called "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS).
    September 23, 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 April 1, 2015