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Specific Credential Questions
How do I obtain a Vocational or Career Technical Education (CTE) Credential?
CTE credentials are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). All applications for CTE credentials must be submitted through an approved Program Sponsor. Information on the requirements for a CTE credential and a list of approved Program Sponsors are on the CTC website at the following link:
How do I obtain an authorization to teach English Learners?
|There are currently two routes to obtaining an authorization to teach English Learner (EL) students. The first route is to take and pass the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) exam. Information on the exam may be found at
www.ctel.nesinc.com. The second route is through CTEL coursework approved by CTC. For general information from CTC regarding authorizations to teach EL students visit the following link:
How do I earn a California Teaching Credential?
All teaching credentials issued for service in California are issued by CTC for the respective credential area. For information on approved teacher preparation programs please go the following links:
I hold a California teaching credential; how do I add an additional authorization to my current credential?
Individuals who are currently employed in a school district will need to file paperwork for additional authorization through their employer. There are many different types of additional authorizations available from the CTC. For more information on the requirements visit these links:
I am currently a teacher and I would like information on how to become a school administrator?
|For detailed information on the requirements to become a school administrator, testing, approved programs and authorizations, please visit this link to the CTC:
I am interested in becoming a school counselor, school psychologist or school social worker?
|For detailed information on the requirements and authorizations for school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and child welfare and attendance regulators, please visit the CTC website at: