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Clear (Induction) Credential Program

UCSD Extension’s Induction program is designed to provide a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the teacher’s first years of teaching. This program reflects standards adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist Induction Programs.
 
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 Induction Program is one method for preliminary credential holders to clear their teaching credentials (Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist).
 
A preliminary teaching credential and employment as an instructor in a California K-12 school are required for admission to the program. A completed application must be on file and the student must receive formal admittance to the program before enrolling in any Induction program courses. 
 
The information below is for the updated program starting in the Fall Quarter of 2021.
 

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.

 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 Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist Credential

UCSD Extension offers coursework approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to fulfill the requirements of most Clear Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist Teaching Credentials.
 
Participants must have an application on file prior to enrolling in these courses.
The program provides:
  • The required Induction courses
  • A Planned Course of Study
  • Student advisement and clear credential recommendation upon completion
All candidates must receive a "Pass" grade in each course to be eligible for a formal recommendation to the Commission for a Clear Credential. A "No Pass" in any course will not count toward program requirements for recommendation purposes.
 
Admission to the program does not guarantee a certain start date. We do make every effort to offer multiple sections of each course. This updated program begins in Fall 2021