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Credentials Services

The Santa Barbara County Education Office offers a variety of credentialing programs and services. Credential counseling and assistance with applications to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are part of our Credentials Services.

CTC & Related Resources

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) conducts licensing and credentialing activities for professional educators in California.

The California Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides a wide variety of services related to Preschool and Early Childhood Education.

CDTC Website

SBCEO Credential Programs

SBCEO operates three CTC-approved credential programs for California educators.

Credentialing Grants

SBCEO Credentials Services administers the following grant to help support classified staff to pursue teaching credentials.

  • Classified School Employees Teacher Credentialing Grant (SBC4) is available to current, non-substitute classified staff members employed at SBCEO or at a public school district or charter school in Santa Barbara County who are currently pursuing Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, or Single Subject Teaching Credentials at either UCSB or UMass Global with the intention of teaching at a public educational agency in Santa Barbara County once the credential is complete.

     Find information and application here.

SBCEO also partners with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Teacher Education Programs to fund teacher residents for shortage areas.

  • UCSB Teacher Residency Grant is offered through a partnership between SBCEO and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Teacher Education Programs (TEP) to help address teacher shortage areas including Bilingual Education, Special Education, and STEM Education, as well as, to promote diversity in our teaching force. This grant may cover full tuition plus provide additional stipends for living expenses.

     Find more information and application here.

     Read more about this grant here.

SBCEO employees may apply for stipends for taking approved professional development coursework.

  • Educator Effectiveness Block Grant (EEBG) is available to SBCEO employees who are in non-management classified or certificated positions working directly with students.  This grant provides a stipend for each class the employee takes, and this may include courses taken to meet requirements in a credential program.

     Find information and application here.


Tom Heiduk
Manager, Credentials Services
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5266

Wendy Garcia
Certificated Human Resources Technician
(805) 964-4710, ext. 2402

Additional Resources

Application for Temporary County Certificate allows an educator's employing district to request temporary certification while a qualifying credential/permit application is being processed by CTC and operates similar to a temporary driver license.