Azusa Pacific University’s Clear Credential Induction program comprises 12 units offered as four nine-week practicum courses completed in the participating teacher’s own classroom or through fieldwork. Candidates earn this credential in four, separate nine-week terms.
The program focuses on the complexity of teaching and learning in California classrooms, and is tailored to meet the needs of individual teachers, providing opportunities to review teaching practices, gain expert feedback, and refresh their approach to the classroom.
- Track A is for the non-contracted teacher.
- Track B is for the contracted teacher.
- Track C is for clearing both a general education and special education credential.
EDUC 600Practicum Instructional Planning and Classroom Management
EDUC 601Practicum Assessment and Diagnostic Instruction
EDUC 602Practicum Teaching Special Populations
EDUC 603Practicum Using Community Resources to Reduce the Achievement Gap
- Graduate Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
- $45 nonrefundable application fee
- Request that official transcripts be sent to APU’s Graduate Center for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
- Submit a copy of the candidate’s SB 2042 Preliminary Credential.
- Three letters of recommendation (Download PDF) Submitted by principals or district administrators who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and potential for service in school administration.
Graduate Program Codes (PDF)
Additional Requirements for Track A (non-contracted teacher)
- Take practicum courses by volunteering in a classroom to complete observation hours.
Additional Requirements for Track B (contracted teacher)
- Provide a copy of the candidate’s official job offer or contract.
- Submit a letter from the candidate’s school principal on school letterhead describing the candidate’s teaching assignment.
- Take practicum courses in your own classroom.
Additional Requirements for Track C (clearing general education and special education credential)
- For special education, provide a copy of the candidate’s Education Specialist Credential.
All classes are offered online. During the program, credential candidates are required to attend two campus meetings: an orientation at the beginning of the Clear Credential Induction program and a colloquium at the end. Candidates may enter the program during either the Fall I or Spring I session. For more information about the Clear Credential Induction program, contact: