Notwithstanding Section 44227, Section 44259, or any other provision of this chapter, an applicant who holds a valid teaching credential from a state other than California, and who has met, at a minimum, every requirement for a California professional multiple or single subject credential except the requirement of completion of a fifth year of study, may request the commission to determine whether the applicant has completed at least equivalent coursework. If the commission determines that the applicant has completed at least equivalent coursework, the commission shall issue the applicant an appropriate credential, if the applicant has submitted a fingerprint card and has met the requirements of California for teacher fitness by obtaining a certificate of clearance or eligibility, a credential, or a permit from the commission.
(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 547, Sec. 4.)
Education Code 44227
Education Code 44259