K-12 California Teacher Credentialing & Authorizations

Helping educators make the grade


Teaching is one of the most difficult and important jobs. UCLA Extension’s Teacher Induction-California Clear Credential Program for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist teachers takes the stress out of getting your credential so that you are free to focus on the most important part of your job: helping kids learn.

UCLA Extension’s teacher credential programs provide strong, research-based, application-focused preparation that fosters teacher effectiveness, advocacy, and inclusiveness. Our program mission is grounded in the belief that all teachers and their students should have equal access to opportunities and resources to reach their highest potential.

The Teacher Induction-California Clear Credential Program provides a flexible and convenient route of teacher credentialing. Benefits that are unique to the UCLA Extension program include:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Academic credit
  • Fully-online class format offering flexibility and convenience.
  • Highly qualified and experienced instructors and mentor teachers
  • Weekly mentor support
  • A cohort model that fosters a professional learning community for support and collaboration with peers
  • Rigorous, research-based curriculum focused on classroom application
  • The outstanding, internationally-recognized reputation of UCLA and UCLA Extension

Over two academic years, candidates engage in an individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support, and professional learning, which becomes a vehicle for the growth and self-reflection required of successful teachers in our state's increasingly diverse classrooms.

Candidates may enroll in Teacher Induction in Fall or Spring of their first year of teaching with a preliminary credential (qualified teacher candidates who have already completed one or more years of contracted teaching with a preliminary credential may also apply).

View your program options by selecting "Specializations" below.

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