Upon completion of the teacher preparation programs offered at the UC Irvine Department of Education, candidates will need to apply for a 2042 Preliminary credential with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). UC Irvine Department of Education will recommend the candidate for the appropriate credential after verifying that the candidate has fulfilled all requirements, including successful completion of the teacher preparation program.
Please note that the CTC requires universities to file credentials electronically. This filling process takes approximately 10 days. The application process is explained below.
* Sign up for an individual appointment with your Credential Analyst.
* Bring the following items to the Student Affairs Office (Education Building 2000) for processing your credential application. Credentials will be processed by appointment. An EEE Sign Up Sheet link will be email to you closer to the start date of the credentialing process, which is June 20, 2011.
addition to the above, the following documents need to be on file in the UCI
Department of Education before credentialing. It is your responsibility to submit any missing documents.
NOTE: You are advised to bring all original test documents with you for verification in case we don’t have a verified true copy on file. All original documents will be returned to you at the time of credentialing.
Make an appointment with your Credential Analyst. At the time of this meeting submit all documents in one packet to the Credential Analyst.
The Credential Analyst will then submit an electronic IHE (Institute of Higher Education) verification of completion to the CTC. Upon receipt of the verification, the CTC will send you an email stating that you have met all the requirements for a credential along with further instructions. You need to follow the instructions and provide information requested along with an electronic payment for filing fees.
Once the process is complete, CTC will send a confirmation of payment email to you and to UCI. This email can then be given to your employing agencies confirming that you have met all requirements and have filed your credential. The official credential will be emailed to you within ten working days.
You may consider adding a Supplemental or Subject Matter Authorization. These authorizations allow you to teach additional subject areas. The Supplemental Authorizations are not NCLB compliant, however, the Subject Matter are. In order to determine your eligibility, you need to review your transcripts for required course work. (Course syllabi are required when course titles do not reflect the content of a course.) The Credential Analyst will review your transcript at the meeting time. See linked document for subject areas in which you can get a Subject Matter, Supplementary, or Second Authorization.
If a single subject candidate has passed CSET in additional subject areas, provide us with evidence so that additional authorization can be added to your credential with no extra cost to you.
You will be required to participate in a two-year State approved Induction Program. These programs are provided and required by school districts. For details, please visit the CTC website at www.ctc.ca.gov or talk to your employing district.
Please contact Student Affairs at UC Irvine if you have any questions.