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://achieve.lausd.net/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)
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).