Resources for Teachers and Substitutes

Credential Resources

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California.

California Educator Credentialing Examinations/Tests/Assessments:

California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) leaflet/info
California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) registration/testing

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

CCTC has the responsibility to select, administer and interpret examinations used to meet certification requirements

California Teacher of English Learner (CTEL)

California statute requires that every teacher who provides instructional services to an English Learner be authorized to provide specialized instruction for those learners.

California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination (CPACE)

CCTC has the responsibility to select, administer and interpret examinations used to meet certification requirements

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)

CCTC has the responsibility to select, administer and interpret examinations used to meet certification requirements

California Internship Teacher preparation Program

Credentials/Permits Online Renewals

Induction/Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System (BTSA)

California Department of Education (CDE)

Oversees the state’s diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults. In charge of enforcing education law and regulations and continuing to reform and improve public school programs.

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