The contact information below is for questions from educator preparation program sponsors. Emails from current or prospective teachers and candidates regarding credential requirements and credential status will only be answered by the certification division – It is not necessary to send an email and cc multiple staff consultants or administrators, and doing so will delay your response. Please select the most appropriate email from the descriptions below:

Contact Information for Accreditation Color Cohorts

General accreditation questions should be sent to the email for your assigned color cohort.  A specific cohort consultant will respond to your email and is your first stop for all questions about routine accreditation activities. For very technical questions about a submission or to actually submit your Preconditions, Program Review, Common Standards submission, or a new program proposal (IPR), please use the Topical Area emails below.

Contact Information for Topics/Areas of Work

Please use the dedicated email addresses below to contact the PSD by email regarding the topics/areas of work listed below. All of the dedicated email addresses below are accessed by multiple staff members. It is no longer necessary to send an email and cc multiple staff consultants or administrators. Using the dedicated email address ensures that your message will reach all of the appropriate personnel in PSD. Please refrain from cc-ing individual PSD staff when sending an email to one of the email addresses below.

Contact Information for Commission-Approved Program Questions

For specific questions about implementing Commission-approved programs, please refer to the Contact Information for Program Areas section on this page.


Individual Cohort Emails


Contact Information for Topical Areas of Work

Topic/Area of WorkTypes of QuestionsEmail Address
Accreditation Data System (ADS)For questions about the ADS or support in working with the
Initial Institutional Approval (IIA)For questions about the Initial Institutional Approval process and
Initial Program Review (IPR)For questions about submission of Initial Program Review
PreconditionsFor questions about
Accreditation QuestionsFor general questions concerning the accreditation process, program implementation, or
Program ReviewFor questions about the Program Review
Common StandardsFor questions about Common
Intern ProgramsFor questions from programs that operate or would like to operate an intern program. (For questions on how to get into an intern program, individuals need to contact an approved intern program directly.)
Data RequestsFor data
ExamsFor questions related to the following Commission licensure examinations: CBEST, CSET, RICA, CTEL, CPACE,
Exams RegistrationFor exams registration information (portal site to all exams)
Grant Funded Programs

Classified Grants

Teacher Residency

School Counselor Residency Grants   

Diverse Education Leaders Pipeline Initiative Grant   

Computer Science Supplementary Grant     

Reading and Literacy Supplementary Grant       

Local Solutions

Integrated Grants

Dyslexia Grants

Performance Assessment Developed by the Commission





Title IIFor questions regarding Teacher Preparation Programs reporting required by Title II of the Higher Education
Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)For general questions related to all TPA
Updating Your Contact InformationFor assistance on how to update your institutional contact information in the Accreditation Data
General QuestionsFor questions that do not fall under any of the above categories or program areas listed 
Submitting a Recommendation for a CredentialFor questions about individual recommendations.

Contact Information for Program Areas

Administrative Services PreparationGay Roby
Bilingual AuthorizationMiranda Gutierrez
CTEL ProgramsMiranda Gutierrez
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Early Childhood
Education Specialist Preparation - Preliminary, Added Authorizations, and Other Related
Experimental ProgramsCheryl Hickey
Mathematics Instruction Added Authorization and
Mathematics Instructional Leadership Specialist Program
Roxann Purdue
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teacher
Preliminary Single Subject Teacher
Pupil Personnel Services PreparationKaren Sacramento
Reading and Literacy Added Authorization and
Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential
Roxann Purdue
School NurseRoxann Purdue
Subject Matter Programs

Teacher LibrarianRoxann Purdue

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Updated April 10, 2024