Finding Your Pathway to TeachingSteps to Becoming a Teacher
Foreign Degree Holder
If you have a university degree from another country and would like to become a teacher in California, there are several steps you must consider. The following information will help you find out what you need in order to teach in a California classroom.
Basic Requirements to Work in California
In order to become a credentialed teacher, you will need a bachelor's degree. Please refer to the Four-Year College Student section for more information.
If you Earned a University Degree in Your Native Country:
Step #1 - Foreign transcript evaluation
Citizens and certain non-citizens are eligible for different types of financial aid. Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at (800) 433-3243 for information about eligibility and other student aid topics. Contact the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at (800) 357-2099 for information about required documentation.
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