Credentials are, in this passage, are referred to as academic qualifications. Teaching credentials include, the qualification/s and fulfillment of legal formalities, enforced by the governing authorities, required to teach a specific subject, or more.
The teaching credentials, in the State of California, are defined by The Commission of Teaching Credentialing. The commission issues a number of certificates that cater to different teaching, and teachers’ support categories. The relevant certificates that an individual should obtain to work in an educational establishment in the state of California are:
Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate, the document must be attained from the commission by prospective teachers, or persons, intending to associate themselves to students, or pupils; a fingerprint clearance, through the Department of Justice, and Federal Bureau of Investigation are required to get the certificate issued.
Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential, is issued by the commission to those who have attended the commission approved professional preparation program, at a California college or university; it allows the holder to teach the physical challenged children and adults.
Administrative Services Credentials, this certifies the holder to take up an administrative job in a school, such as that of a coordinator, record keeper, or supervisor.
Adult Education Designated Subject Teaching Credential, authorizes, teaching adults, academic or non-academic subjects, in programs administered by school districts; the holder may also serve as a substitute for any one teacher, for the same type of student, for a period not extending 30 days.
Child Development Permits, California offers six tiers of such certificates, authorizing individuals, to perform respective jobs accordingly.
Clinical or Rehabilitative Service Credentials, allow holders to offer audiology, orientation and mobility programs, to students of all ages.
Elementary (Multiple Subject) Teaching Credentials, – holders for this subject can teach multiple subjects in elementary schools.
Internships, commission offers certified, intern programs, such as the teacher of record, counselor or administrator while completing an organized professional preparation program.
The General Education Multiple Subject Limited Assignment Multiple Subject Teaching Permit, authorizes teacher to teach subjects generally taught in elementary schools.
The Special Education Limited Assignment Teaching Permit, authorizes teachers to teach, in the field of specialization, listed on the certificates, at establishment, catering to the needs of the special people.
Pupil Personnel Services Credentials, allows applicants to provide services like that of a school psychologist, counselor, school social worker, or child welfare and attendance regulator. The holder can perform jobs according to the details, specified on his certificate.
The Reading Certificate, allows the instructors to facilitate student in reading, by assessing and providing instructions; the holder can serve one or more schools at a time.
Special Education (Education Specialist Instruction) Credentials, authorize the holder to teach in one or more areas of disability areas, specified on the document.
Specialist Instruction Credentials, enables the holder to provide services in specialized areas, such as Mathematics Specialist Instruction, or Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction All applicant are required to complete a program, recognized by the commission, in the area of specialization, or an equivalent program, from an institute outside California, which is recognized by the commission.
Speech-Language Pathology Services Credentials, certifies teachers to provide services for Language, Speech, and Audiology, to the special belonging to all age groups.
Substitute Teaching Permits, are emergency teaching permits that allow the teacher to serve as day-to-day substitute in any classroom, at all levels. Permits expire after one year. The permit validates a substitute teacher, to teach, for a period not extending 30 days, in a regular school; and for a period, not exceeding, 20 days, in school catering to those with special needs.
The above mentioned certificates are issued after the applicants attend the relevant program from accredited colleges or universities, and clear the assessment that follows the program. This is how the California teaching credential system works.