topleft CSBA.org >  Services >  Governance Technology > 

Legal Resources | Education Code |  EC  44275.3  

Credentialed out-of-State teacher recruitment   

arrow Previous bar Next arrow

Notwithstanding any other provision of law:

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that both of the following occur:

(1) That this section provide flexibility to enable school districts to recruit credentialed out-of-state elementary, secondary, and special education teachers to relocate to California.

(2) That any and all teachers hired in California pursuant to this section fully meet the requirements of the State of California or requirements deemed to be equivalent.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the commission shall issue a five-year preliminary multiple subject or single subject teaching credential or a five-year preliminary education specialist credential to any out-of-state prepared teacher who meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Possesses a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

(2) Completed a teacher preparation program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

(3) Successfully completes any criminal background check conducted pursuant to Sections 44339, 44340, and 44341 for credentialing purposes.

(4) Earned or qualified for a corresponding elementary, secondary, or special education teaching credential based upon the out-of-state teacher preparation program. The commission shall determine the area of concentration of the California education specialist credential based on the special education program completed out of state.

(c) An out-of-state prepared teacher who has been issued a California five-year preliminary multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching credential shall pass the state basic skills proficiency test, administered by the commission pursuant to Section 44252, within one year of the issuance date of the credential in order to be eligible to continue teaching pursuant to this section, unless the commission determines that the teacher licensing body of the state in which the teacher completed his or her preparation requires an applicant to demonstrate a level of basic skills proficiency that is at least comparable to passage of the state basic skills proficiency test.

(d) The commission shall issue a professional clear credential to an out-of-state prepared teacher who has met the requirements in subdivision (b) and who meets the following requirements:

(1) Passage of the state basic skills proficiency test administered by the commission pursuant to Section 44252, unless the commission determines that the teacher licensing body of the state in which the teacher completed his or her preparation requires an applicant to demonstrate a level of basic skills proficiency that is at least comparable to passage of the state basic skills proficiency test.

(2) Demonstration of subject matter competence by completion of coursework or an examination approved by the commission pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259. Completion of subject matter in another state that is determined by the commission to be comparable or equivalent pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 44274.1 shall meet this requirement.

(3) Completion of a course, or for multiple subject and education specialist credentials, a course or an examination, on the various methods of teaching reading pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259. Completion of coursework in another state determined by the commission to be comparable and equivalent pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 44274.1 shall meet this requirement.

(4) Completion of a course or examination on the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) of Section 44259. Completion of coursework in another state determined by the commission to be comparable and equivalent shall meet this requirement.

(5) With the exception of the education specialist credential, completion of study and field experience in methods of delivering appropriate educational services to pupils with exceptional needs in regular education programs. Completion of coursework in another state determined by the commission to be comparable and equivalent shall meet this requirement.

(6) Completion of the study of computer-based technology through demonstration by course or examination of basic competence in the use of computers in the classroom, and study of advanced computer-based technology, including the uses of technology in educational settings pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 44259. Completion of coursework in another state determined by the commission to be comparable and equivalent shall meet this requirement.

(7) Completion of a fifth-year program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, except that the commission shall eliminate this requirement for any candidate who has completed an induction program for beginning teachers. Completion of preparation in another state determined by the commission to be comparable and equivalent to the requirement specified by this paragraph shall meet this requirement.

(8) A teacher holding a specialist credential pursuant to this section shall complete the requirements for nonspecial education pedagogy and a supervised field experience program in general education pursuant to Section 44265.

(9) A teacher holding a specialist credential pursuant to this section shall complete a program for the Professional Level II credential accredited by the Committee on Accreditation, established pursuant to Section 44373, and the requirements specified in this subdivision.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 902, Sec. 5.)

Reference:

Education Code 44252

Education Code 44259

Education Code 44265

Education Code 44274.1

Education Code 44339

Education Code 44340

Education Code 44341

Education Code 44373