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Stanislaus County Office of Education

Credentialing Services

Credentials Department Services

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
  • 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
  • Processors for the Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL)


Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL)

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Instructional Support Services division offers the CTC required professional development for the Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave via their credentialing staff. The journey begins with an initial Transcript Review which allows staff to determine the best and most appropriate pathway for completing those requirements. To get started, click on the Fast Track to the TPSL (Transcript Review) event at the bottom of this page.  The professional development requirements for TPSL renewals are also available through our office.  If you already hold a TPSL and need to renew, then choose the option that best fits your situation below.

Register now to get started on your coursework to the TPSL!

The Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL) allows an employing agency to fill a position where the teacher of record is unable to teach due to a statutory leave (medical or otherwise) with a temporary teacher of record for the duration of the leave.  The TPSL may be issued with one or more authorizations in the areas of Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Special Education, depending on an individual’s qualifications. The permit is renewable upon verification from the employing agency that specific requirements have been completed.  

Requirements for Initial Issuance

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally-accredited college or university.

2. Satisfy the basic skills requirement. See Commission leaflet CL-667, entitled Basic Skills Requirement for additional information.

3. Successful completion of an initial 45 hours of TPSL preparation as determined by the Local Employing Agency.

4. Successful completion of course work for the permit type requested.

5. The employing agency must complete the Verification of Requirements for the Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (Form CL-903).

Key Contacts

Elaine Jones

Titles: Senior Credentials Analyst
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1604

Marcia Ramirez

Titles: Senior Credentials Analyst
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1611

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

The CSET is a series of tests designed to assess a prospective teacher’s knowledge of, and ability to explain, the subjects that he or she plans to teach. The Multiple Subjects exam has a set of three subtests that are required by those who plan to teach elementary school. The Single Subject exams will be taken only by those who plan to teach specific subjects in secondary classrooms: English, Social Science, Math, Science, Foreign Language, etc. Potential teachers must pass the tests in the field that match the intended teaching assignment.

For questions related to CSET, please contact Lisa McKee at: (209) 238-1311

CSET On-Line Resources:

Multiple Subject
Single Subject
Independent Study


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