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​Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave

SDCOE Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation Programs will continue to operate during the COVID-19 school closures. Keeping in mind that some candidates do not currently have access to the classroom, individual programs have plans in place to accommodate those situations with modified assignments. Due to the closure, the best form of communication at this time is via e-mail.

TPSL Online Preparation Program

Purpose of TPSL

To fill assignments where a teacher of record will be out due to an identified statutory leave. The TPSL is not an option to fill teacher vacancies, and shall be restricted to the LEA requesting the permit.

The TPSL is only available at the request of an employing agency. Individuals may not apply directly to the Commission for this document. Please review the information in the CTC TPSL Leaflet.pdf. Holders of the TPSL are restricted to service with the employing agency requesting the permit. The subject areas available for TPSL are multiple subject, single subject and education specialist.

TPSL will resume in 2021 

Please contact if TPSL is needed in November or December.

TPSL Registration: Foundations, Intermediate and Proficient

The TPSL Programs are:

  • Time: 4 weeks in length, approx. 11 hours a week

  • Cost: $300. 

  • The programs are 100% online, cohort-based (if numbers allow), meet TPSL content requirements, and are facilitated by an experienced instructor.

Requirement for TPSL Issuance

  • Possession of a Bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Satisfaction of the California Basic Skills Requirement (see Commission Leaflet CL-667 for more information); 
  • Satisfaction of the TPSL subject-matter requirement; and 
  • Completion of 45 hours of TPSL preparation as defined in regulations
  • Verification from the LEA that orientation, mentoring, and support shall be provided to the permit holder for each statutory leave assignment.

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