Please Note: 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.
For subject matter program approval, program submissions must follow the related Initial Program Review (IPR) process for subject matter programs. Questions related to new programs for subject matter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For initial educator preparation program approval, program submissions must follow the Initial Program Review (IPR) process. Questions related to IPR for educator preparation should be sent to IPR@ctc.ca.gov.