About CTC

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. It was created in 1970 by the Ryan Act and is the oldest of the autonomous state standards boards in the nation. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing consists of nineteen Members, fifteen voting Members and four ex-officio, non-voting Members. The Governor appoints fourteen voting Commissioners and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or his/her designee serves as the fifteenth voting Member. The four ex-officio Members are selected one each by the major elements of the California higher education constituency: Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities; Regents of the University of California; California Postsecondary Education Commission; and the California State University. The Governor-appointed Commissioners consist of six classroom teachers, one school administrator, one school board member, one school counselor or services credential holder, one higher education faculty member from an institution for teacher education, and four public members. Governor appointed Commissioners are typically appointed to four-year terms, and serve as volunteers in unpaid positions.

College Programs Reviewed

Teaching Credentials Programs

Multiple Subject

Single Subject

Education Specialist Credentials

Graduate and Professional Studies

Counselor Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Special Education

Teacher Education

In Partnership with Other Areas of the University

Department of Kinesiology

  • Specialist Credential: Adapted Physical Education (in conjunction with the Department of Kinesiology)

Division of Nursing

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

History of CTC Reviews

Name of Area at Time of Review: All Credentials
Date: Fall 2011
Result: Approved

CTC Documents from 2011 Site Visit

A CTC site visit team conducted a review of Sacramento State’s educator preparation programs in 2011. The Common Standards and Program Standards documents were reviewed as part of this site visit. The site visit resulted in an initial decision of “Accreditation with stipulations” which was revised to “Accreditation” in 2013. The Accreditation Report can be accessed here: https://info.ctc.ca.gov/fmp/accreditation/accreditation_reports.php


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