Professional Clear Credential

CTC requirements for the Professional Clear Credential for pre-SB 2042 and Ryan credentials

Following issuance of the pre-SB2042 and Ryan Preliminary Credential, the teacher has five years to complete thirty semester units of post baccalaureate and/or graduate course work, including the 24 units completed in the preliminary credential sequence and the following courses:

EDUG 572 Advanced Study of English Learners 2 units
EDUG 573 Advanced Study of Teaching Health Education 1 unit
EDUG 574 Advanced Study of Teaching Special Populations 2 units
EDUG 576 Advanced Use of Technology to Support Student Learning 1 unit
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CTC requirements for the Professional Clear Credential for SB-2042 preliminary credentials

Following issuance of the Preliminary Credential, the teacher must complete the Professional Clear Credential through an Induction program offered within the school district in which they are employed. If the holder of a preliminary SB2042 credential is employed at a private school that does not have access to an induction program, and received their credential from Vanguard University, Form CL855 must be completed by the student’s employer before being approved to complete the above clear credential coursework.

Grade Requirements for Credential Course Work

A “B” (3.0) grade point average must be maintained in all credential course work. No more than one “C” or “C+” grade may be applied toward the clear credential. A “D” grade is not acceptable in any course work in the sequence. Courses may not be taken on a “pass/fail” or “credit/no credit” basis.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

Credential requirements may change at any time during a student’s program based on changes of legislative action by the CTC. According to CTC regulations, the institution has an obligation to public schools to dismiss candidates who are unsuited to be teachers. The institution reviews each candidate’s competence throughout the program, informs candidates of their strengths and weaknesses, provides opportunities for corrective learning, places marginal candidates on probation, dismisses candidates who are found to be unsuited to be teachers and considers candidate appeals.

* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements. See FAQS page for more information.

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