For People with Teaching Experience
If you already have a California teaching credential, you may want to
add another credential or authorization.
If you already have a California Education Specialist (special education) Credential, you may want to add an
If you have at least 3 years of experience teaching at the
elementary or secondary level
in a private school you may be eligible for a preliminary California credential
If you have teaching experience in another
state or country, you may be able to apply for a preliminary
credential in California. To find out, you must answer some questions
about yourself in the Make and Follow Your Plan section.
If you have Peace Corps teaching experience,
it may be accepted in lieu of the teacher preparation program requirement for the Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential.
If you taught in the past year and wish to provide bilingual instruction, foreign language instruction, or cultural enrichment,
you may be eligible for the Sojourn Certificated Employee Credential.
If you have technical or vocational experience and wish to teach career technical education, you may want to obtain a
Career Technical Education Teaching Credential.