Pathway to Credentialing

Credential Application Process

The credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is a multi-step process. This process is initiated by the student by submission of the Credential Application. 

Step 1

The applicant is to ensure that all credential requirements have been met before submitting an application to their designated advisor. Please see for a complete list of requirements below.

 

Step 2

The applicant will submit a completed application and email to their designated advisor

 

Step 3

The University of Redlands will submit the information necessary to recommend you for the credential. This process generally takes 2-3 weeks. 

 

Step 4

Applicants will receive an email notification when a recommendation is submitted and will be able to complete and pay for the application immediately. The payment process must be completed within 90 days or the application will be purged and a new recommendation will need to be submitted. Applicants are responsible for updating contact information on CTC's educator portal.  

 

Step 5

CTC will process the University’s recommendation and grant the credential within 10 business days. You will not receive a printed document from CTC when your credential is issued. The website is the official site for all credentials and permits. You can print a copy of your credential from the CTC website.

Intern Teaching Credential

In order to receive an intern teaching credential, students must be found intern eligible and be hired for a full-time teaching position.

To be found intern eligible, students must apply before the designated deadline. See intern application instructions, requirements, and deadlines. Only complete internship applications will be accepted for review. 

To be recommended for an intern credential, students will submit the following items to their designated advisor:

1. Completed credential application

2. Contract or Offer of Employment with school/school district which indicates full-time employment

3. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution*

Students who have earned their bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands must contact their advisor to obtain an official transcript from the Registrar's Office for the purpose of credential recommendation.  

4. Evidence of Basic Skills Requirement*

5. Current Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC*

6. Evidence of a negative TB test result within the last two years**

7. Evidence of Subject Matter Competency**

8. Evidence of the U.S. Constitution requirement**

9. All TPA cycles passed, up to student teaching/internship (applicable to general subjects only who began the program prior to Summer 2018)

10. Valid CPR certificate (infant, child, and adult)**

11. 3.0 Grade or equivalent in ALL pre-service foundations and methods courses

12. Clear student account of all registration/financial holds on account. Holds are indicated in the top right corner of the Student Planning screen. 

13. Health Education and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Requirement. May be completed by School of Education workshop (EDSP students only)

*submitted during the admissions process

**submitted during the intern application process

 

Preliminary Teaching Credentials

Students must complete all listed requirements before credential recommendation. Students will submit items to their designated advisor.

1.   Completed credential application

2.   Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution*

Students who have earned their bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands must contact their advisor to obtain an official transcript from the Registrar's Office for the purpose of credential recommendation. 

3.   Evidence of Basic Skills Requirement*

4.   Current Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC*

5.   Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years

6.   Evidence of Subject Matter Competency.

7.   Evidence of the U.S. Constitution requirement 

8. RICA passed (multiple subjects and EDSP only) 

9. All TPA or CalTPA cycles passed (multiple & single subjects only) or TPE portfolio passed (EDSP only)

10. Valid CPR certificate (infant, child, and adult)

11. All teacher-prep coursework completed and grades posted

12. Clear student account of all registration/financial holds on account. Holds are indicated in the top right corner of the Student Planning screen. 

13. Health Education and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Requirement. May be completed by School of Education workshop (EDSP students only)

*submitted during the admissions process

PPS Credential: School Counseling

Students must complete all listed requirements before a credential recommendation: 

1. Completed credential application

2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution*

Students who have earned their bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands must contact their advisor to obtain an official transcript from the Registrar's Office for the purpose of credential recommendation. 

3. Current Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC*

4. Evidence of basic skills competency *

5. All program coursework completed (grades posted)

6. Fieldwork hours verification completed (grades posted)

7. Program completion verification form

8. Clear student account of all registration/financial holds on account. Holds are indicated in the top right corner of the Student Planning screen. 

*submitted during the admissions process

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential/Certificate of Eligibility

Students must complete all listed requirements before CTC recommendation 

1. Completed credential application

2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution*

Students who have earned their bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands must contact their advisor to obtain an official transcript from the Registrar's Office for the purpose of credential recommendation. 

3. Current Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC or current credential issued by the CTC*

4. Evidence of basic skills competency *

5. Evidence of a California teaching or basic services credential. Prerequisite credential must be a clear or life credential* 

5. Letter from the district verifying 5-years of service

6. Verification of Employment form CL-777(for candidates that have an offer of employment)

7. All program coursework completed (grades posted)

8. Clear student account of all registration/financial holds on account. Holds are indicated in the top right corner of the Student Planning screen.

9. Cal APA Cycles Students that began their program Fall 2018 will take CalAPA cycles but they are non-consequential. CalAPA will be required and consequential after Fall 2019 

*submitted at admission

Letter of Completion: Candidates who have not yet completed 5-years of service will receive a letter of program completion (issued by the University of Redlands). Candidates should request a recommendation for a Certificate of Eligibility or a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential upon completion of 5-years of service at a district.

Certificate of Eligibility: An individual who has completed requirements above but does not have an offer of employment in an administrative position may apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (issued by CTC), which verifies completion of all requirements for the preliminary credential and authorizes the holder to seek employment as an administrator. The Certificate of Eligibility has no expiration date. 

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Clear Administrative Services Credential

Students must complete all listed requirements before credential recommendation: 

1. Completed credential application

2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution*

Students who have earned their bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands must contact their advisor to obtain an official transcript from the Registrar's Office for the purpose of credential recommendation. 

3. Current Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC or current credential issued by the CTC*

4. Evidence of basic skills competency 

5. Possess a valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential 

6. All program coursework completed (grades posted)

7. Verification of Employment: letter from the district verifying 2-years of successful employment in a full-time administrative position in a California public school, nonpublic school, or private school of equivalent status, while holding the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Clear student account

*admission requirement 

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