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The Governing Board recognizes that the district's ability to provide a high-quality educational program is dependent upon the employment of certificated staff who are adequately prepared and have demonstrated proficiency in basic skills and in the subject matter to be taught. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that persons employed in positions requiring certification qualifications possess the appropriate credential or permit, or other certification document from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and fulfill any additional state, federal, or district requirements for the position.

(cf. 4111/4211/4311 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching English Language Learners)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.5/4312.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

The Superintendent or designee may provide assistance and support to teachers holding preliminary credentials to help them meet the qualifications required for the clear credential.

Priorities for Hiring Based on Unavailability of Credentialed Teacher

The Superintendent or designee shall make reasonable efforts to recruit a fully prepared teacher for each assignment. Whenever a teacher with a clear or preliminary credential is not available, the Superintendent or designee shall make reasonable efforts to recruit an individual for the assignment in the following order: (Education Code 44225.7)

1. A candidate who enrolls in an approved intern program in the region of the district and possesses an intern credential

2. A candidate who is scheduled to complete preliminary credential requirements within six months and who holds a provisional internship permit (PIP) or short term staff permit (STSP) issued by the CTC.

The Board shall approve, as an action item at a public Board meeting, a notice of its intent to employ a PIP applicant for a specific position. (5CCR 80021.1)

3. As a last resort, an individual who holds an emergency permit issued by the CTC or for whom a credential waiver has been granted by the CTC

Prior to requesting that the CTC issue an emergency permit pursuant to item #3 above or a limited assignment permit which allows a fully credentialed teacher to teach outside of his/her area of certification while working toward an added or supplementary authorization, the Board shall annually approve a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators. The Declaration of Need shall be approved by the Board as an action item at a regularly scheduled public Board meeting, with the entire Declaration of Need being included in the Board agenda. (Education Code 44225, 44225.7; 5 CCR 80023.2, 80026, 80027, 80027.1)

The Declaration of Need shall certify that there is an insufficient number of certificated persons who meet the district's specified employment criteria for the positions(s) and that the district has made reasonable efforts to recruit individuals who meet the qualifications specified in items #1-2 above. The Declaration of Need shall also indicate the number and type of emergency permits that the District estimates it will need during the valid period of the Declaration of Need, based on the previous year's actual needs and projections of enrollment. Whenever the actual number of permits needed exceeds the estimate by 10 percent, the Board shall revise and resubmit the Declaration of Need. (5 CCR 80026)

Whenever it is necessary to employ noncredentialed teachers to fill a position requiring certification qualifications, the Superintendent or designee shall provide support and guidance in accordance with law to ensure the quality of the instructional program.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)

(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

The Board encourages district teachers to voluntarily seek additional certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards which demonstrates advanced knowledge and teaching skills.

The Superintendent or designee shall inform all teachers about the program and how to acquire the necessary application and information materials. The Superintendent or designee may provide release time, fee support, a stipend upon completion, or other support to teachers participating in the program contingent upon funding.

(cf. 4161.3 - Professional Leaves)

Legal Reference:


8360-8370 Qualifications of child care personnel

32340-32341 Unlawful issuance of a credential

35186 Complaints regarding teacher vacancy or misassignment

41520-41522 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant

42647 Eligibility to issue warrants

44066 Limitations on certification requirements

44200-44399 Teacher credentialing, especially:

44250-44277 Credential types; minimum requirements

44279.1-44279.7 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program

44300-44302 Emergency permits and visiting faculty permits

44320.2 Teachers' performance assessment

44325-44328 District interns

44330-44355 Certificates and credentials

44380-44387 Alternative certification program

44395-44399 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

44420-44440 Revocation and suspension of credentials

44450-44468 University internship program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

44735 Teaching as a Priority Block Grant

44830-44929 Employment of certificated persons; requirement of proficiency in basic skills

56060-56063 Substitute teachers in special education


6100-6125 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80001-80674.6 Commission on Teacher Credentialing


6311 Parental notifications

6312 Title I local educational agency plan

6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher


200.55-200.57 Highly qualified teachers

200.61 Parent notification regarding teacher qualifications


Association of Mexican-American Educators et al. v. State of California and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, (1993) 836 F.Supp. 1534

Management Resources:


08-11 Approval of Amendments to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist Short-Term Staff Permit, July 18, 2008

08-09 New Online Credential View and Print Process, July 3, 2008

07-23 Visiting Faculty Permit, December 14, 2007

07-19 Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential, December 14, 2007


Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature, April 2008

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs, June 2008

The Administrator's Assignment Manual, rev. September 2007

Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs, rev. March 2007

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, July 1997


Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, rev. October 5, 2006



California Department of Education:

California Teacher Credentialing Examinations:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Commission's Information Guide (for employers' use only):

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:

U.S. Department of Education:


adopted: September 11, 2014 San Carlos, California

revised: January 26, 2017