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California needs teachers! This site helps you understand the steps,
make a career plan, provide guidance for finding a program, and finding financial aid!

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Six Steps to Become a Teacher!

Learn what it takes to become a teacher!

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Make and Follow Your Career Plan

Plan your next steps to becoming a teacher by creating a Career Plan.

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Find the Right Teacher Preparation Program

In 3 easy steps, find the right program for you!

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Find Financial Aid

How do you plan to pay for your education?

Understand the

for becoming a teacher in California.

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FAQ: "How long does it take to get a clear credential?"

ANSWER: A California teaching credential is made up of two parts: (1) The preliminary credential takes about 2 years to complete. (2) The clear credential takes about another 2 years to complete.

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