If a change in staff occurs, a charter school must complete this Staffing Update Form. All staffing updates must be reported, which includes teacher exits, new teacher hiring, and current teachers’ credential status changes (i.e. addition of, or expiration of credential).
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Guide 2015
New Credential Analyst Guide 2015
For general information on the credentialing process, please consult the guides above.
ACOE Credentialing Assistance
The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) graciously offers credential processing assistance to OUSD Charter Schools. Please note that ALL requests, must be accompanied by a completed Request for Credential Assistance Form.
All individual applicants requesting credential assistance must make an appointment by calling the Credentials Office at (510) 670-4542 or (510) 670-4264. Applicants who qualify for California preliminary credentials, based on an out of state program, must contact the ACOE office directly. OUSD Charters, as employers, may request assistance from Stephanie Tomasi by sending her an email that includes:
information on the school's efforts to recruit a fully/appropriately certified individual
applicant’s plans to complete renewal or credential requirements
Emails will be answered within 48 hours and responses will contain a request for additional information or an application checklist. Charters will then send completed applications to the ACOE Credentials Office, along with a copy of ACOE’s email response/checklist and the appropriate documentation.
Applications will be processed in the order received, within 2 weeks. All applications sent without the ACOE email/checklist will be returned to the Office of Charter Schools and not processed.
Request for Credential Assistance Form
Instructions for Sub Permit Applications 15-16
Qualifying for PIP and STSP
Subject Matter Requirements
Multiple Subject-40 units
Single Subject- 18 units
Special Education- meets requirements for either Multiple or Single Subject as above, or 9 units in special education or combination special ed/regular ed, or 3 years Special Education Experience
The applicant requirements for the PIP and STSP are exactly the same with one difference. Any applicant who has passed their subject matter exams DOES NOT qualify for a PIP. STSPs are valid for the current school year only and the PIP is valid for one calendar year. Both are non-renewable.
PIPs require documented public posting at least 72 hours prior to the position being assigned and documentation of recruitment efforts for all of the following:
· Copy of job posting · Copy of internet posting · Copy of documentation that recruitment was done at college placement centers