Credentialing

Credentials

The SCOE Credentials department provides the following services:

  • Register credentials
  • Issue Temporary County Certificates
  • Evaluate Transcripts for credential requirements
  • Provide information to the public on substitute teaching permit requirements
  • Provide information to general public or existing teachers on California credential requirements
  • Host Teacher Job Fair and Careers in Education Fair
  • Evaluate, Recommend for Child Development permits
  • Credential processors for SCOE Induction Programs
  • Assist School district Administrators and employees with assignment issues, credential requirements, renewals, extensions, applications for added authorizations, emergency permits and waivers
  • APLE Coordinator
  • Misassignment Coordinator
  • Issue the Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL)

 

Special Education Intern (SEI) Program

The SCOE Special Education Intern program sunsetted in 2015.

For past participant transcripts, please contact Lisa McKee at: (209) 238-1311.  For SEI questions, please contact John Cicinato at (209) 238-1308.

Key Contacts

Suzanne Lazar
Suzanne Lazar, Credential Analyst
(209) 238-1611
Teresa Ussery
Teresa Ussery, Credential Analyst
(209) 238-1626

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a credential issued by another state. What do I need to do?

Most out of state credentials qualify an applicant to receive a California Preliminary Credential. For further information about the requirements for this process, please contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC): (888) 921-2682.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1626.

I'm enrolled in a credentialing program to get my single-subject credential, but I'm not finished yet. Can I still get hired?

Employers are required to first consider fully credentialed applicants for Certificated vacancies. However, it is possible to get hired in some positions prior to obtaining a credential. The applicant will be required to obtain an Intern Certificate or other appropriate authorization issued by the CCTC.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1626.

My credential is about to expire, what do I do?

Visit the credential renewal section of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) website to find out if your credential must be or is eligible to be renewed online. If online credential renewal is not available and you are currently employed with a school district, visit your district's personnel office for assistance in submitting the application. Otherwise, you may renew your credential by mail. Manual application forms are available through the Commission. Be sure to keep copies of all documents submitted to the CCTC including a copy of your payment.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1626.

I don't have a teaching credential, but I want to substitute teach, what do I need to do?

Apply for an Emergency Substitute Credential through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The commission will mail you all the necessary forms along with instructions detailing the required documentation you need to apply for the credential. At a minimum, you will need to have your original transcripts from the college or university where you received a bachelor's degree or higher and an original CBEST card showing that you passed the CBEST.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1626.