Hi! I'm a certified California preliminary single-subject teacher who is looking to add a preliminary multi-subject certification. In order to do this, I have to take two courses: one about primary pedagogy and methods and the other about teaching early readers. There are other requirements as well but I am not as worried about those. For these two courses, California suggests some approved California based institutions. However, these are expensive! I'm wondering if they will accept programs and courses from out of state and even the country! Has anyone ever taken this path? I found a great professional development site that have available courses that might fulfill the requirements: These programs are from institutions like Queensland University of Technology and the National STEM Learning Center. Again has anyone ever taken courses for adding a credential that was out-of-state, out-of-country, or even just a for profit company? Were they approved? Thanks for taking the time to help me!