Program: General Education Induction Credential for Multiple and Single Subject

Program Description

Note: The Departments of Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education collaborate to offer a Teacher Induction Program, which enables holders of the California Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential to earn the Clear Credential. The Elementary and Secondary Teacher Induction admission and course requirements are currently under revision.

The purpose of the General Education Induction Credential for Multiple and Single Subject Credential program is to provide teachers who hold a preliminary teaching credential with the opportunity to hone their strengths and explore areas of interest, and to earn the California Clear Credential. Candidates will be guided by a program coordinator, instructors of the Induction Implementation Plan-focused courses EED 502 and SED 505 and a support provider at the K-12 school site.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department. See Notice to Students: Licensure and Certification for more information.

Program Requirements

A. Admission Requirements

  1. Valid California Preliminary Credential in Multiple Subject or Single Subject.
  2. Verification of employment as a teacher at a public elementary or secondary school or a completed Verification of Fieldwork Educational Setting form.

B. Course Requirements

Semester 1

EED 502 Introduction to Induction (3)
Elective Course (3)

Semester 2

SED 505 Completing the Induction Experience (3)
Elective Course (3)

The two-elective courses are selected from a listing of master’s-course offerings in the Elementary and Secondary Education departments, with approval from the program coordinator and specific course instructors.

Visit the Credential section of this Catalog for more information.

Total Units Required for the Credential: 12

More information

For more information about this program, please contact


Department of Elementary Education
Chair: Greg Knotts
Education (ED) 1206
(818) 677-2621

Department of Secondary Education
Chair: Julie Gainsburg
Education (ED) 1208
(818) 677-2580