The Ventura 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 (TPSL). The modules are ongoing and may be taken at any time.

The TPSL 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 requires 45 hours of preparation for each of the first three issuances of the permit. Each issuance is valid for one year, and permits a TPSL holder to remain in a classroom for one calendar year.
TPSL Preparation Modules

Upon completion of these modules, you will receive a certificate attesting to your preparation in these areas.

  • Ethics:  2 hours
  • Best Practices in Instruction and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): 10 hours
  • Classroom Management and the Learning Environment: 4 hours
  • Curriculum and Instruction* (includes Reading and Language Arts):  8 hours
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene: 3 hours
  • Human Development (includes Relationships Between Theory and Practice):  6 hours
  • Teaching English Learners:  4 hours
  • Using Technology in the Classroom:  3 hours
  • Local Context:  5 hours
*This module includes options for Special Education, Multiple Subject, or Single Subject depending on your TPSL authorization.
Registration Information

The registration fee will provide you with access to the TPSL preparation modules for 60 days.

Registration Fee: $200

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Erika Singletary Operations Specialist 805-437-1323