At a Glance

  • Units: 12
  • Cost Per Unit: $621
  • Typical Program Duration: 4 semesters

Induction/Clear Credential

The field of education requires teachers to be lifelong learners. The purpose of our online Induction/Clear Credential Program is to firmly ground you in the dispositions, knowledge and skills of the field. Our aim is to prepare you for a long and fruitful career in education.

We offer an online Multiple and Single Subject Induction/Clear Credential Program for employed teachers who are working toward clearing their California SB2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential. Our hope is that you become not just a contributor to your work site, but also to the larger professional community.

Utilizing your job-embedded experiences, our Induction/Clear Credential Program provides a student-centered, mentor-based approach for you to extend your preparation beyond the preliminary credential. Guided by the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) and a highly qualified mentor, you will receive the necessary support to meet your personalized goals for professional growth. Local resources, such as administrators and expert teachers, will be involved in helping you meet these goals. Upon completion of this program, you will receive Biola University’s formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for your Clear Credential.

The Biola Difference

We consider your spiritual growth to be an integral part of your professional development. Your coursework encourages growth in biblical integration by guiding you to think through classroom teaching and educational issues from a biblical and moral perspective. Our goal is to better prepare you to advance the Kingdom of God wherever the Lord has placed you.


To be eligible for Biola's Induction/Clear Credential Program, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a California SB2042 Preliminary Multiple and/or Single Subject Credential.
  • Have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be employed as a full-time teacher of record at a California-based school — public, private, or charter.
  • Have access to English learners as well as GATE and/or special needs students.
  • Complete Coach and Placement Information Form.
  • For early completion option only: Have at least three years of documentable teaching experience as teacher of record, have positive administrator recommendations and have an extensive record of professional development in various sections of the CSTPs.

For steps to apply, see admissions requirements.

Students admitted to our Induction/Clear Credential Program will enroll in an online three-credit course for four semesters (or two semesters, if early completion requirements can be met):

SEED 593: Clear Credential Candidate Professional Development (3 credits)

Masters Combined Program

Our Induction/Clear program can be taken as a stand-alone program or can be embedded as part of a 15-credit concentration in Biola’s M.A. Teaching or M.A. Education programs. View program sheet (PDF) for more information.

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