To be a teacher, you must meet all the requirements for a credential. California teaching credentials have similar basic skills requirements, but there are specific requirements for each type of teaching:
There are also different requirements for people who:
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The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) sets teacher preparation standards, approves teacher preparation programs, and grants credentials and related documents.
California has added some credentialing flexibilities for teachers during the pandemic. These changes allow future teachers flexibility in when they take the required tests. Read the EdSource article.