SB 2042 Clear Credential Program
The State of California mandates that all teachers must hold a valid California Teaching Credential, which authorizes them to provide classroom instruction. Credentials are offered on a preliminary basis. Each new teacher must complete the requirements based upon the preliminary to clear a teaching credential within a specified five year time period in order to remain a K-12 teacher within the California Public Education System. A university sponsored SB 2042 Fifth Year Clear Credential Program is one method for SB 2042 preliminary credential holders to clear their teaching credentials.
Our SB 2042 Clear Credential program is designed for public, charter and private school teachers who are employed in a school or district that do not have an Induction program. Applicants must hold a valid preliminary single or multiple subject credential. Applicants must also provide the CL-855 form Verification of Unavailability of a Commission-Approved Induction Program signed by their employing agency.
Candidates with a Ryan preliminary credential are also eligible for this program, but will be required to complete the SB 2042 Clear Credential required coursework.
Preliminary Single & Multiple Subject Credential
While USCD Extension does not offer a program to earn your Preliminary Single & Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, we do offer courses approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to fulfill the requirements of many Preliminary Single & Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials.
In order to fulfill your Preliminary Single & Multiple Subject Credential requirements, you may take the coursework at UCSD Extension. It is strongly advised that you verify the required coursework with the institution you plan to earn your Preliminary Single & Multiple Subject Credential.
Clear Single & Multiple Subject Credential
UCSD Extension offers courses approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to fulfill the requirements of most Clear Single & Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials.
Participants must have an application on file prior to enrolling in these courses.
The program provides:
All candidates must successfully maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and receive a grade of “C” or higher in each course to be eligible for a formal recommendation to the Commission for a Clear Credential.
- The required Clear Credential courses
- A Planned Course of Study
- Student advisement and clear credential recommendation upon completion
Formal Recommendation to CCTC
After completion of the requirements in your Planned Course of Study for the Clear Credential, candidates must submit the following materials to initiate the online recommendation process.
- A completed Credentialing Recommend Request form.
- A processing fee to UCSD is no longer required.
- Official transcript(s) verifying completion of all coursework in your Planned Courses of Study. (This includes any coursework completed at UCSD Extension.)
- Candidates will be required to submit a processing fee directly to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing upon recommendation for the Clear Credential program. (This fee must be submitted through the Commission’s online recommendation system and can be made by credit card only.)
Important Update: Clear to Induction Notice
Per the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, all Clear programs must address 2015 General Education Induction Program Preconditions and Standards, effectively transitioning from standards for the Clear Credential issued in 2008. The state requires that all programs offering the Clear Credential must transition fully to Induction by Fall 2017.
In anticipation of these changes, the Education Department at UC San Diego Extension will last accept applications and admit candidates to the Clear Credential program in June 2017.
Once the program and related coursework are developed, the Education Department will disseminate details on its website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Current Clear Candidates
- How long do I have to complete my Clear Credential program?
- If you are a current candidate in our Clear Credential program, you will have no more than three years to complete required coursework. After that time, courses in the Clear Credential program will no longer be offered. Summer Quarter 2020 is the last quarter that these courses will be available.
- What happens if I had requirements that were outside of coursework (i.e. Subject Matter Competency, Basic Skills Exam, EL Authorization)?
- As long as you have completed your required coursework you can use the full 5 years from when you were admitted to the program to complete any additional requirements.
Future Induction Candidates
- When is the earliest I can start the Induction program at UCSD Extension?
- Fall 2017 is the first quarter that the Induction program will be offered.
For Additional Information, contact:
Phone: (858) 534-9286
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Requesting an Application
- How can I receive an application to the Clear Credential Program?
- The quickest way to receive an application is to send an email request to the following: email@example.com. Once the request is received an email with the application packet will be sent directly to you.
- What materials should I expect to provide as a part of the application process?
- Detailed information on the application requirements is provided in the application packet. All applicants should follow the application checklist when preparing to submit an application.
In general, candidates should be prepared to submit the following:
- Completed, Signed, & Dated Application Form, CL-855 Form, and Site-Based Mentorship Acknowledgement.
- Copy of current valid California teaching credential(s)
- Official, Sealed, Unopened Transcript(s) for college and/or university coursework indicating the verification of baccalaureate and any higher degree from an accredited institution including degree awarded and date.
- Degrees Awarded Outside the United States of America: Official, sealed, unopened transcript from a Commission Approved Evaluation service.
- How long does it normally take to process an application?
- Applications will be reviewed by a credential analyst. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the Clear Credential Program by mail within 4 weeks of receipt of a completed application. The Education Department will mail all admitted candidates a formal acceptance packet, including a Planned Course of Study.
Once you are admitted to the program, detailed information in order to confirm your admission to the program will be sent to you.
- What is the contact information for the Education Department if I have a question?
- The Education Department is available at (858) 534-9273 or (858) 534-9286 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect the fastest response time to an email inquiry.