At a Glance

  • Units: 3-12
  • Cost Per Unit: $592
  • Typical Program Duration: 2-4 semesters

Induction/Clear Credential

Teaching with Excellence

The field of education requires teachers themselves to be lifelong learners. The purpose of our online Induction/Clear Credential Program is to launch and support you on that journey and take your educational preparation to the next level.

The School of Education offers 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 Induction/Clear Credential Program provides a student-centered approach for teachers to extend their preparation beyond the preliminary credential, utilizing their job-embedded experiences. You will receive extended preparation and professional development built upon the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs).

Induction/Clear Credential candidates work toward professional growth with the assistance of a highly qualified and experienced mentor to determine strengths and areas for growth. After successful demonstration of professional growth through work related to the six CSTPs and biblical integration, candidates will receive Biola University’s formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for their Clear Credential.

The Biola Difference

To equip a generation of influential educators, our Induction/Clear Credential Program, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the State of California, encourages growth in biblical integration by guiding candidates to think through classroom teaching and educational issues from a biblical and moral perspective. As you focus on your profession as part of God's calling for your life, you will become better equipped to serve the needs of diverse students and to make a difference in their lives. The aim of Biola’s program is that you be fully prepared to advance the Kingdom of God wherever the Lord has placed you.

Students admitted to our Induction/Clear Credential Program will enroll in an online 3-unit course for four semesters (or two semesters, if early completion requirements can be met):

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

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


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.
  • Be employed as a 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.
  • For early completion option only: have at least 3 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.


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