Credential Counselors & Analysts of California (CCAC) is a non-profit professional organization of credentialing personnel from universities, school districts and county offices of education in the state of California. The organization is dedicated to the dissemination of credential information and provides liaison services to agencies involved in the credentialing process for California school personnel. The website and a member list serve are maintained to distribute time sensitive and important information.
The organization is committed to furthering the knowledge of its members by maintaining an informational network between certification personnel at California institutions of higher education, school districts, county offices of education and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). CCAC represents the link between the CTC and teachers, students and the public in the state of California. Members interact with students at universities who seek certification, with teachers employed at school districts, with those seeking employment and with personnel involved in assigning teachers to appropriate grade levels and subject areas. CCAC, in collaboration with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the California Department of Education sponsors and organizes an annual fall conference in Sacramento and regional workshops in the spring.
Over the years the membership has grown significantly, although the goals and objectives adopted by the first group of members have essentially remained the same: to help members become more effective in the professional performance of their duties, to provide an informational network to facilitate communication and the dissemination of credential information, to be a liaison with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, to conduct conferences, workshops, and meetings of the membership, to prepare publications on credentialing, and to facilitate communication between institutions of higher education, school districts, and county offices of education and charter schools.
Specific objectives to further this purpose are:
- to facilitate communication and dissemination of information on the credentialing of personnel;
- to affiliate with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to share and promote common goals and objectives;
- to conduct conferences, workshops, and similar informational meetings; to prepare publications on credentialing matters as appropriate;
- to assist members to become more effective in their professions; and to facilitate communication among School Districts, County Offices of Education, Charter Schools and Institutions of Higher Education.