Criteria for Clear Credential Induction Program
In order to earn the Educational Specialist Clear Credential, candidates must complete the following requirements:
Development and Administration of the Individual Induction Plan (IIP)
The Individual Induction Plan (IIP) shall be developed in consultation among the candidate, employer, and APU academic advisor. The plan shall identify and address individual candidate needs, college or university requirements, consultations and other activities with a district-assigned support provider, and assessment of the plan’s completion.
Individual Induction Plan: Menu of Options
The clear induction process requires that the candidate complete a minimum of 3 units selected from the menu of options, and the CTC requires 180 hours of professional development. The 180 hours may consist of either coursework (up to 12 units), professional development, or a combination of coursework plus professional activities (Note: 3 units = 45 hours). The IIP may include other professional development activities sponsored by organizations other than APU. Completion of approved non-university activities may be included in the Clear Induction IIP. BTSA can account for 20 hours of professional development.
Consultations will be provided with an assigned service provider from the candidate’s district, or an APU advisor to be established during the IIP process, who will meet periodically with the candidate.
A verified successful completion of a minimum of two years of teaching experience in a full-time special education position or the equivalent (verified by Form CL-41 EXP, signed by the district’s director of human resources) in a public school or private school equivalent status while holding the Level I or Preliminary Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Credential is optional. An unemployed candidate will work with an APU advisor to develop an appropriate plan.
Note: Candidates may not begin any Clear Credential coursework until the above steps are completed and the admission requirements are met.
Students complete their Clear Credential in one of the areas of emphasis below:
Exit Interview and Apply for Credential
Credential analysts are liaisons between graduate education candidates, school districts, and California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). For more information, please contact (626) 815-5346.