CREDENTIALS INFORMATION BY TOPIC

  • On this page you will find information about Universal PreKindergarten (UPK), information for those who hold California credentials, informational leaflets for those transferring their credential from out-of-state or out-of-country, information for those with private school experience, and Child Development Permit information. 

     

    To schedule a meeting with the Credentials Analyst, Amy Ridings, visit Calendly.

Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) and Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

  • Per the California Department of Education, UPK will bring together programs across early learning and K-12, relying heavily on Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) and California State Preschool Program (CSPP), as well as Head Start, community-based organizations (CBOs), and private preschool. 

     

    Universal means that by 2025–26, regardless of background, race, zip code, immigration status, or income level – every child – has access to a quality learning experience the year before Kindergarten.

     

    The UPK & Early Learning team in partnership with the Personnel team held a UPK informational session on Tuesday, May 24th. 

     

    Click here to view the workshop recording.  

     

    Click here to view the slide deck.  

California Credentials

  • California Prepared Teachers

    Upon completion of a credentialing program, you will receive notification of that approved program’s online recommendation and instructions for final steps and payment. Additionally, you will receive an email from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing regarding your recommendation. This email will also provide information on how to complete your application. If you would like assistance with the application, please schedule a phone conference appointment by visiting Amy Ridings' Calendar.
     
    Upon completion of an Induction Program to Clear your credential, you will receive notification of the approved Induction program’s online recommendation and instructions for final steps and payment. Additionally, you will receive an email from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing regarding your recommendation. This email will also provide information on how to complete your application. If you would like assistance with the application, please schedule a phone conference appointment by visiting Amy Ridings' Calendar.
     
    If you hold an expired Preliminary or Clear California credential, you're welcome to schedule a phone conference meeting to review your requirements. To schedule this meeting, please visit Amy Ridings' Calendar.

Out-of-State, Out-of-Country, and Private School Experience Applicants

Child Development Permits

  • Child Development Permits are available at various levels. Each level has one or more ways to qualify. Individuals must meet all of the requirements listed in one of the available options. Individuals should review all available options and complete the one that best reflects their own education and/or experience.

    To see if you qualify for a Child Development Permit, please connect with Tanya Myers, MA, ECE Project Consultant, at tmyers@marinschools.org.

    For information on Child Development Permits, please review leaflet cl797.