The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) is an independent agency of state government that is responsible for:
- Developing program standards and accrediting educator credential preparation programs
- Issuing credentials and permits for service in California's public schools
- Educator discipline actions
The data below provide information on the number of Commission-approved institutions, preparation programs, accreditation site visits, applications processed, new credentials issued and educator discipline actions taken in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
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Commission-approved Institutions and Programs
The Commission has the authority to accredit institutions and approve all programs that lead to a credential to serve as an educator in California's public schools. In Figure 1, the data show the five types of institutional segments (California State University, University of California, Private/Independent Institution, Local Education Agency and Other) that offer Commission-approved educator preparation programs. Figure 2 displays the percent of active programs offered by segment in the fiscal year. Accreditation site visits, which occur during the sixth year of the seven-year accreditation cycle, provide information on the quality of preparation offered by institutions and ensure preparation is aligned to the Commission’s adopted standards. Figure 3 displays the number of site visits completed by segment, and Figure 4 displays the distribution of 2020-21 site visit institutions across the state. Figure 5 displays the institution accreditation status resulted from the site visits completed in the 2020-21 year.