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Will middle grades science teachers need a new credential to teach the proposed integrated learning progression for middle grades 6–8?

LAUSD has selected the State Preferred Integrated Model for all middle schools. Additional information can be found on the Division of Instruction's science site at: https://www.lausd.org/Page/4973
 
Most middle grades science teachers will not need a new credential. Since middle grades science classes are considered ‘introductory’, most middle grades teachers will not need a new credential. The CDE and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) External link opens in new window or tab. have been working together to determine credentialing requirements for the proposed learning progressions for middle grades. The CDE and CTC created a guidance document to assist teachers, administrators, and districts to determine which authorizations are eligible to teach this proposed model. This guidance document can be viewed here (DOC).