Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) is focused on ensuring all educators have the resources they need to achieve their desired level of success. From furthering their education to providing credentials needed for certain positions, PCOE provides a credential staff that is here to help.
The PCOE credentialing staff is part of the Human Resources
department. Assistance and guidance are provided to current and
prospective educators with meeting California requirements for
certification and employment. Credentials services are available to
Placer County school districts for positions requiring administrative,
teaching, service and special education credentials as well as other
permits and certificates. In compliance with state legislation and
regulations, credentialing staff monitors Placer County school districts
to ensure personnel are instructing and/or providing assigned services
within the legal authorization of their credentials.
If you have questions or general inquiries regarding credentials, please contact:
Jason DrewryCredentials AnalystPhone: 530.889.5993
* If you are interested in a special education Intern credential, clearing a preliminary credential, getting a preliminary administrative or clearing an administrative credential, please click the link below to be redirected to the PCOE credentials program.
clear credentials and Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permits must be
renewed online through the California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing’s website. Renewals may be completed up to 1 year prior
to the expiration date; however, the renewal must be completed prior to
the expiration date. RENEW NOW AT https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/renew.
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) oversees college, university,
and alternative program accreditations, issuance of credentials and
permits, examinations to meet subject matter competency and changes in
legislation and regulations associated with teacher credentialing. www.ctc.ca.gov
For FAQ’s on Credentials and other general questions visit CTC:https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/faq/faq-general
credentials are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing
(CTC). All applications for CTE credentials must be submitted through
an approved Program Sponsor. Information on the requirements for a CTE
credential and a list of approved Program Sponsors are on the CTC
website at the following link: www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/adult-voc-ed.html.
are currently two routes to obtaining an authorization to teach English
Learner (EL) students. The first route is to take and pass the
California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) exam. Information on the
exam may be found at www.ctel.nesinc.com.
The second route is through CTEL coursework approved by CTC. For
general information from CTC regarding authorizations to teach EL
students visit the following link: www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/english-learners.html.
teaching credentials issued for service in California are issued by CTC
for the respective credential area. For information on approved
teacher preparation programs please go the following links:
who are currently employed in a school district will need to file
paperwork for additional authorization through their employer. There are
many different types of additional authorizations available from the
CTC. For more information on the requirements visit these links:
detailed information on the requirements to become a school
administrator, testing, approved programs and authorizations, please
visit this link to the CTC: www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/admin-svcs.html.
detailed information on the requirements and authorizations for school
counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and child
welfare and attendance regulators, please visit the CTC website at www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/pupil-personnel-svcs.html.
California's credential for service
in a self-contained classroom (elementary and middle school) is the
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The credential for service in
departmentalized classes (junior high, middle and high school) is the
Single Subject Teaching Credential. Special Education Credentials in
California are called Education Specialist Credentials and are issued in
specific specialized areas. Fingerprint processing must be submitted
for clearance with your first California credential application.
For more information on out-of-state teachers please follow one of the links below:
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH PCOE?
PCOE utilizes EdJoin (Education Job Opportunities Information Network) to post our job openings. Some positions are also advertised in local newspapers and publications.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES PCOE OFFER?
Benefits may include medical, dental, vision, tax-sheltered annuity, and STRS/PERS contribution. Specific information regarding plans and costs are provided once an offer of employment is made.
IS TESTING REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A POSITION?
Some positions with PCOE do require testing. If testing is a requirement for a position, it will be specified on the job vacancy notice and EdJoin posting.
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