Warning - the following contains some moaning, groaning and strident complaining. I am going through the process of obtaining a single subject credential (math) via Peace Corps experience. The requirements for this, as listed in the CTC leaflet CL-535, are straightforward: For preliminary credential... Bachelor's degree shown by transcript (done, I've got a Master's) Peace Corps experience shown by certification by Director of Peace Corps (done) Completed Application (done) For clear: Basic skills as shown by passing CBEST (done) Complete a course in Developing English Language Skills, including Reading (done) Pass an examination in the Provisions and Principles of the U.S. Constitution (done) Subject-Matter Competence by passing appropriate CSET's (done) Complete a Commission-approved Teacher Induction Program (NOT done, need to get a teaching job for this.) As shown, I've got everything but the job and the associated induction program. I've been picking at this a while, which is why I've gone beyond just the requirements for the preliminary credential. I've submitted the application and am in the process of waiting the 50 or so working days for something to be done with it. HOWEVER.. I have found that practically speaking, I need to get CLAD if I expect to get a job - actually, just to apply for a job in my area. So, another test, the CTEL. Looking at these forums, I see there is something called a CalTPA. What!? Is this part of the induction program, or something else? In any case, looks like more money. I got on another site, teach California, and there is some checkbox asking if I have completed "computer education coursework that includes general and specialized skills in the use of computers in education settings.". Is this another requirement? Another "What!?" I don't know what the real requirements are. I don't know how to find out. Anybody have any idea where to find out? I'm starting to wonder if I am getting into a fallacy of sunk costs situation. Am I beating my head against a wall chipping away at an endless shifting stream of requirements? If so, it's time to walk away. Apologies to those that have gone through the process, got to the end and find my complaining offensive.