UC San Diego 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.

Clear a Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist Credential

UC San Diego 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

Demand and Job Prospects

The vast majority of public K-12 schools in California require instructor applicants and employees to hold maintain a valid teaching credential. Since a preliminary teaching credential is not renewable. An Induction program is an option for individuals to obtain a clear teaching credential in order to maintain a valid teaching credential.

Industry Certification

The term "clear" credential signifies that all education and program requirements for the credential have been met. An Induction Program is defined as a program that meets the Induction Program Standards.

This program is aligned with the Clear Credential requirements and standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). All required courses are CCTC approved; therefore once admitted candidates complete the program, they will be eligible to earn a Clear - Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist - Teaching Credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

All required courses in the program must be completed with a Letter Grade of "C" or higher and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for a Clear Credential at the end of the Induction Program.


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Education Department
Phone
(858) 534-9273
Email
unexeduc@ucsd.edu

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