Teachers Trained in Another State
California's credential for service in a self-contained classroom (elementary and middle school) is the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The credential for service in departmentalized classes (junior high, middle and high school) is the Single Subject Teaching Credential. Special Education Credentials in California are called Education Specialist Credentials and are issued in specific specialty areas. Fingerprint processing must be submitted for clearance with your first credential application.
For more information on out-of-state teachers please follow one of the links below:
Multiple Subject Credential - based on Out of State Certification
Single Subject Credential - based on Out of State Certification
Education Specialist (Special Education) Credential - based on Out of State Certification
Contact the BCOE Credentials Office for further information and assistance regarding the submission of your application for a California teaching credential based on out-of-state certification.