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2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Clear Education Specialist Credential

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After a candidate has completed a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, which permits employment as a special education teacher, he or she must complete a Professional Credential Program (Induction) within five years of the date of issuance of the Preliminary Credential. A single induction program will clear all preliminary education specialist credentials at one time (mild-moderate, moderate-severe.). Candidates may choose to complete Clear Induction through BTSA or a university based program.

A valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential is a prerequisite to this program. However, holding a teaching position is not a requirement for entering an Induction program, nor for clearing a preliminary credential. Candidates will need field experience
with students with disabilities to be able to complete induction requirements.

Candidates will be able to apply for the Clear Education Specialist Credential through the Credentials Office at the end of a one-year, 12 unit program.

The SSU Clear Induction program aligns with our Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education.

Please note that our Clear Induction program admits candidates during the Fall term only.

Coursework for Clear Induction


Total units for Clear Education Specialist Credential: 12


Each candidate will also take 6 units of coursework that reflect his or her own interests for professional development. A menu of options is offered to candidates to advance expertise and to become a more knowledgeable, reflective and effective special education teacher. These courses may not have been taken as part of a previous credential program. Additional options may be considered on an individual basis (e.g., independent study about transition programs). The Education Specialist Clear Credential Coordinator will advise and evaluate the menu of options in consultation with the beginning teacher and district support provider.

Candidates may also choose to complete a Non University Based Activity (NUBA) to complete a portion of the Induction Program (see description below).

Non-University Activities

As part of our CCTC approved course of study, Clear Induction candidates may choose to waive specific course elements via approved Non University Based Activities.

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