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The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) is an agency in the Executive Branch of State Government. Created in 1970 by the Ryan Act, it is the oldest of the autonomous state teaching standards board in the nation. The Commission sets state standards for educator preparation, licenses and credentials professional educators, enforces educator professional practices and disciplines credential holders in the State of California.
- Credentialing 101 [PDF]
- Commission Members
- Commission Management
- Discipline Laws and Rules
- Vision, Mission, and Goals [PDF]
Recent Press Releases
Strategies to Strengthen EPP and LEA Partnership During COVID-19
Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Tine Sloan, Chair, Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and Linda Darling Hammond, Chair, State Board of Education released a joint letter to Superintendents, Deans of Education and Directors of Induction Programs supporting strengthened partnerships among educator preparation programs and local education agencies during COVID-19.
October 5, 2020
Governor Temporarily Suspends Examination Requirements for Teacher Candidates Impacted by COVID-19
On Friday, May 29, 2020 Governor Newsom released an Executive Order, temporarily suspending certain credential requirements affecting teacher and administrator candidates on track to finish their preparation this year, but roadblocked by COVID-19 school and testing center closures.
June 1, 2020
Commission Elects New Chair, Adopts PPS Standards
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing elected a new chair, Tine Sloan, at its April meeting.
April 15, 2019
Commission Chair Moves to State Board of Education
Today, Governor Newsom announced that Commission on Teacher Credentialing Chair, Linda Darling-Hammond, will be stepping down from the Commission in order to join the State Board of Education.
February 12, 2019
Also see: Archived Press Releases