Credential Requirement Information (MAT)

We are pleased to support you in your goal of earning a CA Preliminary Teaching Credential!

In addition to your coursework, there are a number of additional requirements that must be met in order to earn your CA Preliminary Teaching Credential.  Information regarding these additional requirements can be found below:

Tuberculosis (TB) Examination

Certificate of Clearance (COC)

U.S. Constitution Requirement

Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST)

Subject Matter Competency (e.g., CSETs)

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) (Multiple Subject ONLY)

California Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPA)

CPR Certification

MAT Credential Requirement Checklist

If after reviewing the information found here, you have additional questions, please reach out to our Credential Analyst, Mary Rose Swarts (