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Submitting a Proposal for New Subject Matter or Educator Preparation Program in California

ALERT! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
  • New Preliminary Multiple/Single Subject Program Submissions
    Institutions interested in submitting new Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject programs for Initial Program Review must respond to both the new standards, adopted by the Commission in December 2015 and the new Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), adopted by the Commission in June 2016. Please see the standards document for both the standards and the TPEs

    In addition, all program proposals for Preliminary MS/SS anticipated to begin in the 2017-18 year must be willing to take part in the field test for the new teaching performance assessments.

  • New General Education Induction Program Submissions
    Institutions interested in submitting new General Education (MS/SS) Induction programs for Initial Program Review must respond to the new standards, adopted by the Commission in December 2015.
If you have any questions about what documents need to be submitted, please email IPR@ctc.ca.gov.



In 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.



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.



Updated November 9, 2016