The Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) serves as the local agency approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to register the credentials of persons hired by county school districts for positions requiring administrative, teaching, service and special education credentials, as well as other permits and certificates. Our services are guided by the rules and regulations of the CCTC and defined in California State Education Code.
We are mandated by law to audit, register and certify the credentials, certificates and permits held or applied for by all certificated personnel for all the school districts in Mendocino County. In this capacity, we maintain official records for the CCTC relating to monitoring/review of teaching and service assignments in all our districts. Additionally, we advise districts on numerous credential issues and hold workshops throughout the year for school district personnel to update them in credentialing and legislation changes.
Travis, Credentials Analyst -- 707-467-5010 firstname.lastname@example.org 2240 Old River Rd. Ukiah, CA 95482
Please note: Online renewal is not available for
all credentials. Preliminary and Intern credentials and Provisional,
Short-Term and Emergency permits (excluding Emergency Substitute
Permits) must be handled by the district, county or university staff.
Online renewal is not advised if your credential
has already expired.Contact MCOE or your district office if this
is the case.
CCTC -- California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
All credentials issued for service
in California are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).For information on approved teacher preparation
programs, please visit the CTC website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/teach.html.
I am interested in substitute teaching; how do I
Substitute Information page coming
soon.In the mean time, please contact Samantha
Travis, Credentials Analyst at Mendocino County Office of Education at
707-467-5010 or email@example.com.
I hold a California teaching credential; how do
I add an additional authorization to my current credential?
If you are currently employed in a
school district you will want to file your paperwork through your
employer.There are many different types
of additional authorizations available from the Commission on Teacher
Credentialing (CTC).For information on
the requirements to add a full teaching authorization please visit the CTC
website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/add-cred-auth.html.For information on adding supplementary and
subject matter authorizations you may review the information on the CTC website
at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/sup-subject-matter-auth.html.If you need additional information on these
options, please contact Samantha Travis, Credentials Analyst at Mendocino County
Office of Education at 707-467-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
or you may email the CTC directly at email@example.com.
How do I obtain an authorization to teach
There are currently two routes to obtain
an authorization to teach English Learner (EL) students: A) Take and pass the
CTEL exam.Information on the CTEL exam
may be found at www.ctel.nesinc.com.B) Enroll in CTEL coursework with a
college/university approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.A list of approved programs can be found at http://18.104.22.168/fmi/xsl/CTC_apm/recordlist_SCCclad.html.
I am a teacher in a state other than California;
how do I earn a California teaching credential?
In California all teaching,
services and administrative credentials are issued by the California Commission
on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).Although
you may apply directly to the CTC for a California credential based on a
teaching credential from another state, we recommend making an appointment with
the Credentials Analyst at your local county office to assist you with the
paperwork.The requirements for a California
teaching credential based on an out of state teaching credential may be found
on the CTC website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/out-of-state.html.The CTC takes approximately 50 days to
process an application. By meeting with a county credentials analyst you may be
able to work before the CTC issues your document.
I am currently a teacher; how do I become a
How do I obtain a Career Technical Education
(CTE) or Adult Education credential?
CTE and Adult Education credentials
are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).All applications for CTE credentials must be
submitted through an approved Local Education Agency (LEA); applications for
Adult Education credentials may be submitted through an approved LEA or the
employing school district.Information
on the requirements for CTE and Adult Education credentials as well as a list
of approved LEAs can be found on the CTC website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/adult-voc-ed.html.
Local Universities Offering Teacher Preparation Programs and/or Evaluation Services
Monterey Bay Regional Center
CSU Monterey Bay, Building 84E
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 582-4624 Email the Regional Center for Mendocino County teachers.
Lisa Ray Kelly, Program Director
Jemie Ann Rocca, Program Coordinator
2240 Old River Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
707-463-4800 Email the Ukiah Branch.
Humboldt State University
Christine Hall, Administrative Support Assistant in Education
Carly Metaxas, Administrative Support Assistant in Education
Office of Education and Credentialing
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
707-826-5867 Email the Administriative Support Assistants.