Credential Program Requirements


To complete Pathway to Teaching and earn your Preliminary Credential, you must:

  • Meet the observation performance bar through regular evaluations
  • Complete the support and supervision hours requirement, through a combination of one-on-one weekly coaching and other professional development:
    • 145 hours of general support and supervision
    • 45 hours of support and supervision specific to teaching English Learners
  • Complete all required coursework.
  • Complete a minimum 600 hours of clinical practice
  • Pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  • Pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) (all Multiple Subject teachers, including bilingual teachers)


Please click the links below for more detail about program completion requirements.