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Elementary / Multiple Subject Credentials

HOW DO I RENEW MY PRELIMINARY MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL?

Whether you were trained in California or out-of-state, you must complete all of the requirements for the clear credential before the expiration date of your preliminary credential. Your specific requirements will be found on your credential document. The preliminary credential is not renewable online. Once you have completed your requirements, submit
all of the following to the Commission office*:

  1. Completed Application [PDF]

  2. Any required documentation such as official transcripts, recommendation forms, and letters of experience

  3. Application processing fee [PDF]

*Depending on your renewal requirements listed on your document, you may be required to file your application through your recommending institution of higher education, employing agency, or induction sponsor.


Appeals
If you are teaching when your credential expires and have not completed your requirements, contact your employer about the possibility of acquiring an appeal to cover your service until you can complete the remaining requirements.

If you were unable to complete your requirements for good cause, you may submit an application for appeal directly to the Commission office. This process is explained, and good cause is defined, in Commission leaflet AL-3, entitled EXTENSION BY APPEAL FOR TEACHING CREDENTIALS AND PERMITS [PDF].


HOW DO I RENEW MY EXISTING CLEAR OR PROFESSIONAL CLEAR MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL?


All clear and professional clear credentials must be renewed online. Click here for directions on using CTC Online to renew.

HOW CAN I "CLEAR" MY PRELIMINARY MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL?


The requirements you must complete to earn a clear teaching credential will depend on the option by which you earned your preliminary credential and can be found on the face of your credential document.

If your credential document requires you to satisfy the basic skills requirement, it must be met within one year from the issuance date of the preliminary credential. See Commission leaflet CL-667, entitled Basic Skills Requirement [PDF], for additional information.

Once you have completed your requirements, submit
all of the following to the Commission office*:

  • Completed Application [PDF]

  • Any required documentation such as official transcripts, recommendation forms, and letters of experience
  • Application processing fee [PDF]

*Depending on the renewal requirements listed on your document, you may be required to file your application through your recommending institution of higher education, employing agency, or induction sponsor.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN INDUCTION PROGRAM?


Individuals who were issued a Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with the renewal code
R14I must complete a Commission-approved professional teacher induction program in order to obtain the clear teaching credential, unless the employing agency determines that an induction program is unavailable to the credential candidate. Under these circumstances, the applicant may complete a Commission-approved SB 2042 fifth year program.

Individuals who were issued a Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with the renewal code
R14S have the option of either completing a Commission-approved professional teacher induction program or a Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program in order to obtain the clear teaching credential. Those completing a BTSA program must have been enrolled in that program prior to January 1, 2004.

Individuals who were issued a Preliminary Ryan Multiple Subject Teaching Credential on or after January 1, 1999 are eligible to complete a Commission-approved induction program in lieu of a Commission-approved Ryan fifth year program even though it may not be listed as a renewal option on the preliminary credential.
Commission-approved Professional Teacher Induction Programs

Commission-approved SB 2042 Fifth Year Programs

Commission-approved Ryan Fifth Year Programs

I need a list of Commission-approved induction programs.

Click here for a list of Commission-approved professional teacher induction programs.

I need a list of Commission-approved SB 2042 fifth year programs.

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I need a list of Commission-approved Ryan fifth year programs.

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Updated July 7, 2014