Clearing Additional Credential Renewal Requirements

Clearing Additional Credential Renewal Requirements

IF any of the these renewal requirements are posted on a preliminary credential, the recommendation for a clear credential may be delayed pending evidence of completion. This may be sent electronically to the Newark Teacher Induction Office or directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Requirement How to Clear the Renewal Requirement
English Learner Authorization Obtain by passage of CTEL Exam. Go to www.ctel.nesinc.com or approved coursework.  
Subject Matter Competence Passage of appropriate CSET Exam.  Go to www.ctel.nesinc.com for more information.  
Basic Skills More information on CTC Coded Correspondence CL667:  

  1. Pass the CBEST. Refer to CTC Exam Website
  2. Pass the CSET: Multiple Subject Plus Writing Skills Examination
  3. Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or CSU Placement Examination
  4. Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT
Developing English Language Skills including Reading Passage of RICA Exam (Go to www.rica.nesinc.com.) Test preparation for the RICA exam may be available through the local office of education.
Preliminary Program Equivalence 

(L1 Ed Specialist)

RSG: “The holder must complete the equivalent of a Commission-approved preliminary program in the specialty area listed on this document.”  (Coded Corespondence 20-03).

Educators can meet this requirement by verifiying one of the following:-

1. Two or more years of out-of-state teaching experience completed in the specialty area listed on the Level I credential.

 *For verification of experience, the Commission will require an original letter on an official letterhead out-of-state public or regionally-accredited private school where the teacher taught full-time for two or more years. The letter must state the teacher taught in a classroom with only students of the specialty area.  The experience must have have been completed in another state prior to receiving the California Level I credential.  

2. Out-of-state student teaching completed in the specialty area listed on the Level 1 credential.

*For verification, the Commission will require an original letter on official letterhead from the university where the teacher completed a teacher preparation program that verified that is was completed in a classroom with only students of the specialty are indicated in the Level I credential.

3. Completion of preliminary program equivalency, as verified by an institution with a Commission-approved program in the specialty area listed on the Level I credential.

4. Two or more years of special education teaching experience earned in California, completed in the specialty area listed on the Level I document.

*For verification of experience, the Commission will require an original letter on official letterhead of the district(s) where the teacher was employed signed by the superintendent, assistant superintendent or director of personnel or human resources.  The letter must explicitly state the teaching experience was full-time and it must also specifically indicate the specialty area in which the services was performed: 

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