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Committee on Accreditation
Submitting a Proposal for New Subject Matter or Educator Preparation Program in CaliforniaIn order to offer a subject matter or educator preparation (credential) program in California institutions must follow a two-step process: 1) have eligibility gained through the Initial Institutional Approval Process, and 2) follow the Commission approval process for Initial Program Approval.
Only when both processes are complete and the proposal has been acted upon by both the Commission and the Committee on Accreditation, may an institution recommend candidates for a credential or certificate in California.
For additional information on eligibility and how to apply to offer a subject matter or educator preparation program, please choose the appropriate selection below.
How to Become an Eligible Institution
Initial Institutional Approval is a process that must be completed to determine if an institution is eligible to offer a Commission approved program.
Eligible Institutions - New Subject Matter Program
For initial Subject Matter Program approval document submissions must be follow the related Initial Program Review (IPR) process.
Eligible Institutions - New Educator Preparation Program
For initial Educator Preparation Program approval document submissions must follow the related Initial Program Review (IPR) process.