KCSOS Credential Services staff evaluate qualifications and submit applications on behalf of prospective teachers for local school districts in Kern County for the following types of credentials:
- Adding Authorizations to Existing Credential
Adding an additional multiple or single subject authorization to a valid teaching credential without completing a full professional preparation program for the new credential.
- Administrative Services
Credentials that authorize service as principals, vice principals, superintendents, etc.
- Child Development Permits
Multiple permit levels authorize a variety of services in child care and development programs.
- Clinical or Rehabilitative Services
Credentials that authorize service in language, speech and hearing, audiology, and orientation and mobility.
DESIGNATED SUBJECTS CREDENTIALS
Click on link below for additional information and instructions. All designated subject credentials must be approved by KCSOS before submitting to the commission approved program sponsor.
Commission-Approved Career Technical Education Program Sponsor
Instructions, Application, and Application Process
- Emergency Permits
Emergency permits are available only at the request of an employer. If you are seeking an emergency permit, please contact your prospective employer.
- English Learners
Documents that authorize instruction to English learners.
A variety of internships are available that provide participants with classroom experience while they are completing requirements for the preliminary or professional clear credential.
- Library Media
- Limited Assignment Teaching Permits
Allows a fully-credentialed teacher to teach outside of his/her area of certification while working on subject-matter requirements for an added authorization, subject matter authorization, or supplementary authorization.
- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Credential that authorizes teaching in a self-contained setting in grades K-12, including preschool and adults.
- Provisional Internship Permits
A variety of Provisional Internship Permits are available. Must be applied for through an employing agency.
- Pupil Personnel Services
Credentials that authorize school counseling, school social work, school psychology, and school child welfare and attendance.
- Reading Certificates
Authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide instruction in response to those assessments.
- School Nurse
Credentials that authorize school nurse and other health services.
- Single Subject Teaching Credential
Credential that authorizes teaching in a departmentalized setting in grades K-12, including preschool and adults.
- Short-Term Staff Permits
A variety of Short-Term Staff Permits are available. Must be applied for through an employing agency.
- Special Education
Credential that authorizes teaching in a variety of disability areas.
- Specialist Instruction
- Specialist Credential in Reading and Language Arts
- Substitute Teaching – Frequently Asked Questions for Substitute Teaching
- Supplementary Authorizations
- Subject Matter Authorizations
- Substitute Permit Types/Substitute Pay Rates