Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Teacher Induction Program (Clear Credential)

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) established a two-tier teaching credential structure. A five-year preliminary credential is the first document issued after an individual has met basic credential requirements. The Teacher Induction Program in the College of Education leads to a Clear Credential. The Teacher Induction program focuses on the teacher's needs to expand and deepen knowledge, skills, and abilities targeted to the teacher's employment and career goals in their development as a special education teacher. An individual with a preliminary teaching credential may complete the Teacher Induction Program through the development of an Individual Learning Plan {ILP). The ILP includes appropriate professional development and/or coursework designed to expand and apply the candidate's skills and knowledge based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. The ILP identifies the coursework, experiences, and/or tasks that must be completed and assessed while guiding the activities to support the growth and improvement of professional practice.

Teacher Induction Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the general program admission requirements, the following are specific for the Teacher induction Program (leading to a Clear Credential):

  1. Valid initial credential (e.g., California Level I or Preliminary; out-of-state candidates must have equivalent credentials).
  2. Verification of full-time employment in an appropriate teaching position in a public school district, non-public school (NPS), or charter school.
  3. Agreement by the employer to provide a site-based mentor.
  4. Certificate of Clearance.
  5. Tuberculosis test and vaccination verification.

Summary of Clear Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Teacher Induction Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential may be made when the candidate has completed all Teacher Induction Programs courses with an overall grade point average of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C.