UCLA Extension


Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the UCLA Extension Teacher Induction-California Clear Credential Program for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist teachers. 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.

This program is designed to support the induction of participating teachers as responsible members of the teaching profession and leads to recommendation for a California Clear Credential, ultimately increasing retention of new teachers in the profession. 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. UCLA Extension’s program is fully aligned with the new standards for teacher induction programs that were released by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in 2016.

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
  • 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

We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in your professional development.


UCLA Extension Credentials Team