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Induction - California 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 Induction Program is one method for preliminary credential holders to clear their teaching credentials.

UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies’ fully online Induction program is designed to provide a 2-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 to clear Single Subject, Multiple Subject, or Education Specialist Induction Programs.

UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies Induction Program provides:
  • Planned Course of Study for Candidates and course guidance for Mentors.
  • CTC-approved Induction Candidate courses.
  • Free Mentor training and support courses that can earn university credit to be used for salary advancement.
  • Student advisement and clear credential recommendation for Candidates upon successful completion.

Induction Program Eligibility Requirements
  • Possess a preliminary teaching credential.
  • Be employed as a teacher in a California K-12 public, private, or state-approved charter school teaching a consistent group of students each academic quarter.
  • Secure a willing and qualified Site-Based Mentor.
Site-Based Mentors:
  • Possess a valid clear Multiple, Single-Subject, or Education Specialist teaching credential in the same (or similar) subject/discipline as the Candidate. Exceptions may be made case-by-case, dependent on circumstances.
  • 3+ years of documented professional teaching experience at a California K-12 public, private, or state-approved charter school.
  • Hold a full-time teaching or administrative position at the Candidate’s school or district.
  • Demonstrate practical understanding of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs).
  • Agree to the expectations and time commitment for the Induction Site-Based Mentor.

Preliminary Single & Multiple Subject Credentials

While UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies does not offer a program to earn your Preliminary Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, we do offer courses approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to fulfill the requirements of many Preliminary Single and Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials. It is strongly advised that you verify the required coursework with the institution you plan to earn your Preliminary Single or Multiple Subject Credential. You may be required to submit a copy of the syllabus with your UC San Diego transcript for credentialing purposes.

You can find the offered courses below under Courses – Preliminary Teaching Credential Prerequisites. View the Division of Extended Studies Calendar to see when the next quarter courses will be available to enroll.

UPDATE: Now accepting applications through September 1 for Fall 2024 quarter start.

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