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Induction Program

Satisfies Clear Credential Requirements (Multiple and Single Subject)

(with option to combine with MS Degree and Certificate Program)


Welcome to our Induction Program! We are excited to offer three possibilities for clearing your multiple subjects or single subject credential.

For new teachers, you can clear your credential via our two-year, 7 unit program. This program involves weekend seminar sessions, some of which are hybrid online. These courses take place on six weekend mornings per semester from 8:00AM to 10:15AM.

For veteran teachers, you can clear your credential via our accelerated one-year, 5.5-unit program. This program involves weekend seminar sessions, some of which are hybrid online. These courses take place on six Saturday mornings per semester from 8:00AM to 12:25PM. This program is available to teachers who have completed two years of full-time teaching and are considered exceptional teachers by their principals.

Make an appointment with an advisor to learn more. Call 213-477-2620.

You may also choose to complete your Clear Credential work via our Induction Program in conjunction with a Master of Science Degree in Education (30 units total). Depending upon your work history and interests, you may choose either our Instructional Leadership program (for teacher leaders) or our Individually Designed program. An advisor can help you determine which program and course plan is right for you. Four graduate units completed as part of the Induction Program would count toward the Masters program.

Please note that you must be employed as a teacher in order to complete the Induction program.

As a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved Program, Mount Saint Mary’s University is able to recommend you for the Clear Credential upon completion of the program.

Required Induction Seminars – Two Year Program (7 units)
EDU 225A Assessment in Teacher Development (1 unit)
EDU 225B Professional Investigation I (1 unit)
EDU 225C Professional Investigation II (1 unit)
EDU 225D Portfolio Development and Analysis (1 unit)
EDU 325A and EDU 325B Field Mentorship (1.5 units per year)

Required Induction Seminars – One Year Program (5.5 units)
EDU 226A Teacher Assessment and Development (2 units)
EDU 226B Professional Investigation and Reflection (2 units)
EDU 326A Field Mentorship (1.5 units)

Required Masters Project Courses (6 units) (if choosing to complete a masters degree)
EDU 200 Research Methods (3)
EDU 296A Masters Project Proposal Seminar (2)
EDU 296B Maters Project Seminar (1)

Strongly Encouraged Electives for Masters Candidates (up to 8 units)

EDU 270B Special Populations: Supporting Educational Equity and Access (2)
EDU 213B Healthy Environments for Student Learning (2)
EDU 205 Applied Technologies for Educators (2)
EDU 289 English Learners: Supporting Educational Equity and Access (2)

Additional Electives (up to 12 units) (if choosing to complete a masters degree)
While elective courses may be selected from any of the graduate education course offerings, the following courses are recommended. Teachers may also apply for transfer of up to six units of graduate credit for courses taken at other institutions.
EDU 201 Exploration of Research (1.5)
EDU 240 Curriculum Design and Evaluation (3)
EDU 242 Creating Inclusive and Motivating Classroom Environments for All Students (3)
EDU 299 Special Topics in Education (3)

Application Requirements

 

The Preliminary and Induction Teacher Preparation Programs meet the standards for and have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), leading to a California Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential. Mount Saint Mary’s is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.