There are three main steps to obtaining a Preliminary Teacher Credential in California.
Your preliminary credential allows you to teach in California. You then have 5 years to complete your Clear Credential.
For a more detailed account of the process of becoming a teacher in California, download the "Steps to Become A California Teacher" informational handout.
Use this Test Preparation Resource: California Educator Credential Examinations to find more information on available test preparation programs and study guides.