California's credential for service in a self-contained classroom
(elementary and middle school) is the Multiple Subject Teaching
Credential. The credential for service in departmentalized classes (junior
high, middle and high school) is the Single Subject Teaching Credential.
Special Education Credentials in California are called Education
Specialist Credentials and are issued in specific specialized areas.
Fingerprint processing must be submitted for clearance with your first
For more information on out-of-state teachers please follow one of the links below: