Select your preparation pathway below to view renewal requirements that may be listed on your Preliminary credential. You are only required to complete those requirements that are listed on your document in order to upgrade to the Clear credential.  

 

I Earned My Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Through California Preparation

R14I - Complete a Commission-approved Induction program. Information on clearing this requirement can be found in Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential

I Earned My Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Through Out-of-State Preparation

RC - Complete the California Basic Skills Requirement. You must provide the passing Basic Skills Exam score report within the first year of issuance of your document to a public school employer to remain eligible for employment. The report would not need to be submitted to the Commission until you have completed all your renewal requirements and are ready to upgrade to the clear credential. Additional information on clearing this requirement can be found in Leaflet CL-667

PRO - Complete a Commission-approved Induction program. Information on clearing this requirement can be found in Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential

RS2 - Complete the professional level requirement by one of the following options:


REL - Earn the English Learners Authorization (ELA1) or Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate. Requirements for the ELA1 authorization or CLAD Certificate may be satisfied by course work completed through a Commission-approved California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) program, passing the appropriate Commission-approved examinations, or through a combination of exams and course work. Note that when completing the CTEL exams to clear the REL requirement you will must submit a completed application and fee to the Commission to request the CLAD Certificate or ELA1 Authorization. The Commission does not automatically add the authorization once the exams are passed. Additional details can be found in Leaflet CL-628c

RSMC - Satisfy California's Subject Matter Competence (SMC) requirement. Individuals may verify subject-matter competence by passing all portions of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Information on clearing this requirement may be found in Leaflet 674m

I Earned My Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Through Preparation Outside the United States

RC - Complete the California Basic Skills Requirement. You must provide the passing Basic Skills Exam score report within the first year of issuance of your document to a public school employer to remain eligible for employment. The report would not need to be submitted to the Commission until you have completed all your renewal requirements and are ready to upgrade to the clear credential. Additional information on clearing this requirement can be found in Leaflet CL-667

PRO - Complete a Commission-approved Induction program. Information on clearing this requirement can be found in Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential

RSMC - Satisfy California's Subject Matter Competence (SMC) requirement. Individuals may verify subject-matter competence by passing all portions of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Information on clearing this requirement may be found in Leaflet 674m

READ - Pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) examination OR complete a course in Developing English Language Skills, including Reading. Course must be research-based and includes the study of phonemic awareness, spelling patterns, early intervention techniques, ongoing diagnostic techniques, and a strong literature, language, and comprehension.       

US- Complete a two semester unit (or three quarter unit) course taken at a regionally-accredited college or university on the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution from a regionally-accredited college or university; OR pass an examination in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally-accredited college or university. 

CPR - Obtain CPR certification covering Infants, Children, and Adults. 

I Earned My Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Through Private School Experience

R14I - Complete a Commission-approved Induction program. Information on clearing this requirement can be found in Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential

REL - Earn the English Learners Authorization (ELA1) or Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate. Requirements for the ELA1 authorization or CLAD Certificate may be satisfied by course work completed through a Commission-approved California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) program, passing the appropriate Commission-approved examinations, or through a combination of exams and course work. Note that when completing the CTEL exams to clear the REL requirement you will must submit a completed application and fee to the Commission to request the CLAD Certificate or ELA1 Authorization. The Commission does not automatically add the authorization once the exams are passed. Additional details can be found in Leaflet CL-628c.

CPR - Obtain CPR certification covering Infants, Children, and Adults. 

I Earned my Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Through Peace Corps Experience

RC - Complete the California Basic Skills Requirement. You must provide the passing Basic Skills Exam score report within the first year of issuance of your document to a public school employer to remain eligible for employment. The report would not need to be submitted to the Commission until you have completed all your renewal requirements and are ready to upgrade to the clear credential. Additional information on clearing this requirement can be found in Leaflet CL-667

PRO - Complete a Commission-approved Induction program. Information on clearing this requirement can be found in Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential

RSMC - Satisfy California's Subject Matter Competence (SMC) requirement. Individuals may verify subject-matter competence by passing all portions of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Information on clearing this requirement may be found in Leaflet 674m

READ - Pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) examination OR complete a course in Developing English Language Skills, including Reading. Course must be research-based and includes the study of phonemic awareness, spelling patterns, early intervention techniques, ongoing diagnostic techniques, and a strong literature, language, and comprehension.       

US- Complete a two semester unit (or three quarter unit) course taken at a regionally-accredited college or university on the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution from a regionally-accredited college or university; OR pass an examination in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally-accredited college or university. 

Updated May 09, 2017