Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Peace Corps Teaching Experience

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has a special pathway to the teaching credential for Peace Corps members. Specifically,

"Certification by the director of the Peace Corps of the United States or the Peace Corps Country Director that the applicant has satisfactorily completed at least 18 months in a Peace Corps assignment in a foreign country, during which time 50 percent or more of his or her duties consisted of classroom teaching of resident children of the foreign country."

In other words, if you a Peace Corps member serves in a country abroad for at least 18 months and spends at least 50% of that time teaching children or youth, this experience will satisfy the teaching credential portion of our program. Click here to read more about this credential pathway.