Teacher Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL)
The Riverside County Office of Education is offering online modules that meet the 45 hours of preparation required for a current or prospective substitute teacher to obtain an initial Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave. The modules are ongoing and can be taken at any time.
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The Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave allows an employing agency to fill a position where the teacher of record is unable to teach due to a statutory leave with a temporary teacher of record for the duration of the leave. The TPSL requirement is 45 hours of preparation for each of the first three issuances of the permit. The preparation hour requirements are divided into three tiers (foundational, intermediate, and proficient). Each issuance is valid for one calendar year and permits a TPSL holder to remain in a classroom for for the duration of the leave.
TPSL Permit Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited University
- Meet the California basic skills requirements
- Subject Matter Competence Requirement: please see detailed information in “TPSL Subject Matter Requirements”.
- Authorization of TPSL Permit: 45 hours of preparation for each year of the first three issuances of the permit (initial issuance, second issuance, and third issuance). The preparation hour requirements are divided into three tiers (foundational, intermediate, and proficient). Click here to read about the three levels of TPSL.