Induction/Clear Credential

In order to earn an SB 2042 Clear Credential, the candidate must first hold an SB 2042 Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential. To clear the preliminary credential, California requires completion of a CTC-approved induction program. We offer an online, four-semester Multiple and Single Subject Induction/Clear Credential Program (or two semester program for the Early Completion option) for employed teachers who are working and clearing their California SB2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential. The program provides a student-centered, mentor-based approach to extend candidates' preparation beyond the preliminary credential. Induction/Clear courses can be taken as a stand-alone program or can be embedded as part of a 15-credit concentration in Biola's M.A.T. or M.A.Ed. Programs.

Candidates who take an induction program through their employing school district to clear their SB2042 Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject credentials are invited to apply to Biola University Master's programs. As students take CTC-approved district induction programs, they may register for up to 12 induction credits for a reduced rate of one-third the normal tuition for those 12 credits and apply these credits to their M.A. in Education or M.A. in Teaching. Candidates completing a state-approved district induction program may apply up to 12 credits of Biola student teaching graduate credit to their M.A. in Education or M.A. in Teaching in lieu of induction credit.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a California SB 2042 Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

  • Have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Submit the Coach and Placement Information form.
  • Applicants for whom English is not a primary language must verify a score of 100 iBT on the TOEFL exam.
  • Complete Biola University's Graduate Education Application.
  • Interview with a member of the School of Education.

Official documents presented for admission or evaluation become part of the student's academic file and normally cannot be returned or copied for distribution.

Curriculum Requirements

Course must be passed with a grade of "B" or higher. 

SEED 593Induction Program: Clear Credential Candidate Professional Development 112
Total Credits12

Students admitted to the Multiple or Single Subject Clear Credential program at Biola University will enroll in SEED 593 for each of four semesters (a maximum of 12 credits may be applied toward M.A. credit). An early completion option is available for experienced teachers. See credential analyst in the School of Education for requirements.

The Induction/Clear Credential Program leading to a California Teaching Credential at Biola University is subject to change in response to new legislation and for accreditation/reporting purposes. Please see a credential analyst for current information on completing the requirements for a teaching credential.