Commandant Credentialing

DESIGNATED SUBJECTS SPECIAL SUBJECTS TEACHING CREDENTIALS


 
The Preliminary or Clear Special Subjects Teaching Credential authorizes Commandants to teach the California Cadet Corps Curriculum in grades K–12 inclusive, and classes organized primarily for adults. Cadet Regulation 1-10 explains these requirements.
 
The Special Subjects Teaching Credentials are issued to individuals who meet the requirements listed below and who apply through and are recommended by a Commission-approved program sponsor. 
 

Requirements for the Five-Year Preliminary Credential

Individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:
 
1.  The Adjutant General of the State of California must verify four years of experience or education. At least one year of the experience must be within the three-year period immediately preceding the issuance of the credential. 
  • Locate your DD 214 or CACC Appointment Orders showing >4 years
 
2.  Obtain the recommendation of the appropriate agency as specified below:  
Basic Military Drill:  Obtain the recommendation of the Adjutant General of the State of California
  
  1. Complete TAG Letter Request: 
  2. Attach DD 214 or CACC Appointment Orders verifying 4 years of Experience
  3. Attach Certificate of Completion of Basic Commandant Training Academy (BCTA) (Next course Scheduled
  4. Attach Proof of Passing the Commandant Basic Knowledge Test
  5. Email Completed Package to S1@cadet.org or mail to the address on the form
 
3.  One of the following requirements must be satisfied:
a. possess a high school diploma
b. possess a diploma based on passage of the GED Test
c. possess the foreign equivalent of a high school diploma
 
4.  U.S. Constitution – applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:
a. Complete a course (at least two semester units or three quarter units) in the Provisions and Principles of the U.S. Constitution at a regionally-accredited college or university (Submit a copy of the course description for evaluation purposes.)
b. Pass an examination in the Provisions and Principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally-accredited college or university 


5. Verification that the applicant is aware of the requirements for the clear credential, including the program of advanced personalized preparation
 
6. Recommendation from a Commission-approved Career Technical Education program of personalized preparation.
 
7.  Completed application (form 41-4)
 
8. Current application processing fee

 
Note: A Preliminary Special Subjects Credential may be issued for one year to applicants who have completed all requirements except the U.S. Constitution requirement, as listed above. The credential may be extended to its full five-year term once the U.S. Constitution requirement has been met.
 

Requirements for the Clear Credential

Individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:
 
1.   Possess the appropriate valid Preliminary Special Subjects Teaching Credential
 
2.   Verify completion of two years of successful teaching experience as authorized by the preliminary special subjects teaching credential. “Two years of successful teaching” is defined as teaching a minimum of one course in each of four terms within the five-year period of validity of the preliminary credential
 
3.  Verify completion of a Commission-approved Career Technical Education program of personalized preparation 
 
4.  Health education, including, but not limited to, the study of nutrition; the physiological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, and drugs, and the use of tobacco. This requirement must also include training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that covers infant, child, and adult CPR skills.
 
5.  Completed application (form 41-4)
 
6.  Current application processing fee
 
7.  Recommendation by a Commission-approved CTE program sponsor
 

Special Teaching Authorization in Physical Education

The Special Teaching Authorization in Physical Education authorizes the holder to teach physical education courses in basic military drill and physical fitness training in grades 12 and below, and classes organized primarily for adults. The Special Teaching Authorization in Physical Education is a distinct physical education authorization limited to the areas of basic military drill and physical fitness training.

 

Requirements for the Special Teaching Authorization

Individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:  
1.   Possess a valid Preliminary or Clear Special Subjects Teaching Credential in Basic Military Drill
3.  Verify subject-matter knowledge in physical education by completion of a Commission-approved subject matter program or passage of the appropriate subject-matter examination(s)
4.  Completed application (form 41-4)
5.  Current application processing fee

 
Click here for Professional Preparation Programs or visit the Commission website @ www.ctc.ca.gov.
 
 
Reference: California Education Code, Section 44252(e) and Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 80037

State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1900 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95811-4213 Email: credentials@ctc.ca.gov Website: www.ctc.ca.gov