Teaching Careers
TCOE leads the California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center), which was created in 2017 as a statewide network of county offices of education dedicated to increasing the teacher workforce, particularly in the recruitment of ethnically diverse/bilingual math, science, and special education teachers. The Center’s website features a vortal for teachers and teacher candidates to create a profile to connect them with credential programs and districts/county offices of education throughout the state. The Center also holds numerous statewide and regional virtual teacher recruitment fairs throughout the year. More information


Future and current teachers and administrators who are considering earning or clearing a credential are encouraged to connect with the New Teacher & Leadership Development (NTLD) program. NTLD is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and approved to provide pathways that lead to a wide variety of credentials, including multiple subject, single subject, special education, administrative services, and career technical education. Induction programs for both teachers and administrators are available. More information


As part of the Human Resources Division, the credentials staff provides credential services including: credentials requirements, evaluation of applications and registration of credentials. The credentials staff also provides certificated testing information (CBEST, CTEL, CSET), issues Temporary County Certificates, maintains a substitute teacher list, processes applications for certification through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, monitors and provides districts with expiring credential reports, and conducts payroll credential audits. The department also directs the monitoring of certificated assignments for all school districts in Tulare County. More information