Clearance Requirements

Clearance Requirements for Credential Candidates

Students enrolling in EDUG 584-Beginning Student Teaching for Fall 2014 must be cleared by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) prior to receiving a Beginning Student Teaching assignment.

The following paperwork needs to be completed and return to the Graduate Program in Education office by: Friday, August 22, 2014.

  • TB Test Results: A TB test is required before candidates can enter the classroom.  Make an appointment with your private doctor, or call Huntington Beach Urgent Care at 714-841-1040, 17752 Beach Blvd., Suite 203, or visit a CVS Minute Clinic at http://www.minuteclinic.com/
  • Affidavit Form: Complete the affidavit form and return it to the Graduate Program in Education office.
  • Certificate of Clearance or Substitute Teaching Permit Verification – After completing the Certificate of Clearance or Substitute Permit process, print your verification from the CTC website at: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/. Select “Search for an Educator”, click “Secured Search”, enter your SSN/DOB and print your verification directly from the website.
  • Livescan (fingerprint) Receipt – This is part of the Certificate of Clearance or Substitute Permit process.

Candidates will be enrolled in Liability Insurance Coverage with Christian Educators Association International for $1Million of liability coverage. The Beginning Student Teaching fee covers this premium.

 

Substitute Teaching Permit Process

To apply for a substitute teaching permit you must have your OFFICIAL CBEST scores and OFFICIAL Bachelor’s degree transcript with date of completion. We highly recommend applying for your substitute teaching permit, as this may enable you to substitute teach for your master teacher should the occasion arise. The total cost for the substitute teaching permit is approximately $146.

1. Make an appointment with the Fingerprinting Department at Orange County Department of Education (contact information below) to complete the livescan and begin the permit application ($74, cash/check only).

2. After your fingerprinting/live scan appointment, you will receive an email from CTC instructing you to go online to complete part two of the application process and pay the $72 application fee (credit/debit).

3. Submit a copy of your 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit verification and livescan verification (fingerprinting) to the Graduate Education office by August 22, 2014.

 If you do not apply for a substitute permit follow the Certificate of Clearance instructions.

*If you already have a Certificate of Clearance and want to add the 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit, you must call OCDE to schedule an appointment to complete the application process*

Certificate of Clearance Process

If you are not able to apply or choose not to apply for a substitute teaching permit, you must complete the following process. The total cost for the Certificate of Clearance is approximately $106.

1. Make an appointment with the Fingerprinting Department at Orange County Department of Education (contact information below) to complete the livescan ($69, cash/check only).

  • If you are interested in adding a Substitute Teaching Permit at a later date, you MUST inform the technician when making the appointment. The cost for the livescan for both the Certificate of Clearance and Substitute Teaching Permit will be $74 (cash/check only).

2. After your fingerprinting/live scan appointment, you will receive an email from CTC instructing you to go online to complete part two of the Application Process at the CTC website and pay the $37 application fee (credit/debit).

3. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Clearance verification livescan verification (fingerprinting) to the Graduate Education office by August 22, 2014.

 

Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 966-4306

2 Comments to "Clearance Requirements"

  1. Allison Hettle

    October 9, 2013

    What are the steps to getting a preschool teaching permit? I know I’d need to bring in transcripts and get a fingerprint clearance–yet there’s an application process and I haven’t found this specific information on the website. I’ve completed a bachelor degree with the ECE emphasis, and am finishing up with the masters degree in special education. I hadn’t majored in any teaching track for elementary grades or above and can’t apply to be a teacher even though I’ve been earning the master’s in special education–unless you know otherwise.

    Anyhow, I would like info about the requirements for the preschool “master teacher” and supervisor permit process, too.

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Kristi Starkey

      January 10, 2014

      Hi Allison-

      Here is our permit matrix with the information about what requirements are for a master teacher. You can take classes online through our Early Childhood Education program. Just click on “Questions About Classes”

      Please email Kenia Cueto, Admissions Counselor at kenia.cueto@vanguard.edu.

      Regards,
      Kristi Starkey
      Director of Recruitment

      Reply

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