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1 School of Education Education Services Center For students currently enrolled in the Preliminary Add-On Credential Program: This Presentation will provide Information on how to apply for your Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Spring 2014

2 School of Education Education Services Center University Hall, Suite 221 (760) *Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *Drop Box also located outside of our office area

3 Credential Packet Please return credential application packet to: California State University San Marcos School of Education Education Services Center University Hall, Suite 221 San Marcos, CA

4 Credential Application Packet TO BE RETURNED to EDUCATION SERVICES CENTER Credential Evaluation Request Form – Application for Recommendation Credential Evaluation Fee – Credential Evaluation Fee Payment Form

5 Credential Application Packet  All received Packets will be evaluated and granted an evaluation.  This update will advise you of any requirements needed before recommendation of your credential.  Although you may turn in your packets at any time, sooner is always better than later. Grades will OFFICIALLY post during the first part of June. Recommendations will begin after official grades are posted.

6 Credential Application Process Electronic recommendations will begin when grades are posted – mid-June, 2014.

7 Credential Application Process Step 1  Complete and submit the application for recommendation evaluation request, and the recommendation fee to the Education Services Center.

8 Credential Application Process Step 2  Your file will be reviewed to make sure all requirements have been met.  After final grades are posted in mid-June, and we verify that you have successfully completed all program requirements, an Analyst will recommend you for a credential via the CTC website.  We anticipate the recommendation process will be complete by mid-July for those students who have met all requirements and submitted applications prior to June 1 st.  All applications are processed on a date-order basis.

9 Credential Application Process Step 3  CTC will you a notification of recommendation for your credential. This notification will provide a link that instructs you to complete your credential application process. The initial may not list all authorizations for your credential. However, this will serve as verification of program completion and credential application for a prospective employer.  You will also pay credential fees. Payment by MasterCard, VISA, ATM debit/credit card, or a one-time credit card (available at most grocery stores) is the only option for payment of the on-line recommendation.  The credential fee is $72.50 or less depending on available credit you may have on file with the CTC. If this is the case, you may be directed to submit a different fee amount.

10 Credential Application Process Step 4 Your Credential is issued by CTC on-line ONLY; a paper document is no longer issued. You may verify issuance of your credential at: Click on the orange rectangle box that says “Online Services for Educators.” Click on the orange rectangle box that says “Online Services for Educators.” On the page that opens, click on the LARGE orange rectangle box that says “EDUCATOR PAGE.” The page that opens will ask for SSN and DoB. Follow “next” prompts on following pages to see your credential information.

11 Helpful Hints  All correspondence from CTC will be via . Please make sure to use a current, regularly checked address.  Past experience suggests that you should us a Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail account for your correspondence with CTC. District addresses generally have many firewalls and s from CTC are often returned or sent directly to your junk mailbox.  When completing your portion of the online recommendation process for your credential, you may need to use a PC; Mac users may experience system glitches.

12 Please Pay Me! Please Pay Me! When your receive notification of final document receipt, be sure to register your credential in your county of employment.  San Diego County:   Credentials Division   San Diego County Office of Educ   6401 Linda Vista Road, #404A   San Diego, CA   (858)  San Diego Unified School District:   Personnel Administration   San Diego Unified School District   4100 Normal Street   San Diego, CA   (619)  Riverside County:   Credentials & Certification Services   Riverside County Office of Educ   P. O. Box 868   Riverside, CA   (951)  Orange County:   Credentials Division   Orange County Department of Educ   200 Kalmus Drive   Costa Mesa, CA   (714)

13 Important Dates And Information  These dates will be helpful when completing resumes and job applications: resumes and job applications:  Credential Effective Date: May 22nd, 2014  Credential Expiration Date: June 1 st, 201

14 Additional Requirements for Obtaining Preliminary Education Specialist Credential  Health Education  CPR Certification: Infant, Child, & Adult – Current  TB Clearance – Current  Technology Course: EDST 630, EDUC 422, or approved equivalent

15 Health Education - Options  CSU San Marcos – one of the following: EDUC 571 – 2 units (includes CPR) EDUC 571 – 2 units (includes CPR) PE 203 – 3 units PE 203 – 3 units PE 201 – 4 units PE 201 – 4 units  Mira Costa College Health Education 101 – 3 units Health Education 101 – 3 units  Palomar College Health Education 100 – 3 units Health Education 100 – 3 units  Mesa College Health Education 190 – 1 unit Health Education 190 – 1 unit (on-line classes available) (on-line classes available)

16 Health Education Additional Information  If you are in the process of completing the health requirement, you will need to provide an official transcript with the course and grade posted.  The best way to do this is to have an Official transcript mailed to your home and Do Not Open the transcript upon receipt. Either put the unopened envelope into a larger envelope and mail it to our Education Services Center or hand-deliver the sealed transcript to our Education Services Center for your file.

17 CPR – Options Must Cover Infant, Child and Adult Agency  A-B-Cpr  American Red Cross-Escondido  Pomerado Hospital-Poway  American Red Cross-Oceanside  A-B-Cpr On-Line  CPR Today Phone /  (760)  (858)  (760)  (858)  (760)  

18 Grading Policies  Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) is given for student teaching/clinical practice. The minimum acceptable final grade for the course work in the professional education sequence is C+ (2.3), but a B (3.0) average must be maintained.

19 ENGLISH LEARNER AUTHORIZATION (ELA) The ELA authorizes the educator to provide services in:  ELD – Instruction for English Language Development  SDAIE – Specially Designed Academic Instruction delivered in English

20 Special Education Credential Authorizations Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M) – Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M) – Includes specific learning disabilities; mild to moderate mental retardation; other health impairments; serious emotional disturbance; and authorizes service in grades K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22. Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M/S) – Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M/S) – Includes autism; deaf-blindness; moderate to severe mental retardation; multiple disabilities; serious emotional disturbance; and authorizes service in grades K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22. Autism Spectrum Disorders – Autism Spectrum Disorders – Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) content is included in the Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential programs for all specialty areas. The preliminary and clear credential authorizes the holder to provide autism instructional services to students within the specialty area(s) of their credential. The ASD authorization appears as a separate authorization on the Education Specialist Instruction Credential.

21 Clearing Your Credential Clear Education Specialist Credential: Complete a Clear Credential program through a Commission- approved Induction program. The Induction program must be approved specifically for Special Education. Please consult your employer’s Certification Specialist. Complete a Clear Credential program through a Commission- approved Induction program. The Induction program must be approved specifically for Special Education. Please consult your employer’s Certification Specialist.

22 Commencement Ceremony  School of Education Credential students are invited to participate in the Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony.  You are not required to apply to graduate if you are only receiving your credential. However, you will be responsible for checking the website for graduation information:

23 Master of Arts in Education (requires a separate application process)  The School of Education Masters Program allows for greater student choice and subject/course availability by offering the following Options for a breadth of study:  Special Education  General Education (Literacy Education Option (Literacy Education Option within General Education) within General Education)  Education Administration

24 Employment Information CSUSM Career Center or (760) CAEE – California Association for Employment in Education For state-wide job openings see CTC and click on “Related Links” EDJOIN Teach California

25 Out of State Credentials Transferring California Certification to Another State  Request a list of credential requirements and necessary application forms from the State Department of Education in the state where you wish to obtain certification.  Information for State Departments of Education are found at: Click on: Related Links Click on: Educational Organizations in Other States  The CSUSM Students Services Center processes the forms verifying completion of a California Credential to another state.

26 The End Spring Semester 2014


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