UCLA Extension

Transition to New Standards

New California standards and requirements for new teacher induction programs go into effect September 1, 2017. The UCLA Extension online induction programs for clearing Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credentials have been updated to meet the new state standards. We believe that many of the changes will enhance our ability to provide new teachers with an increased level of support and mentoring, and to provide individualized focus on new teachers’ professional growth goals.



Program Features

The program has two primary components:

  1. Four four-month-long induction workshops, led by experienced instructors, focus on designing, implementing, and tracking progress on new teachers’ own individual professional learning and growth plans
  2. Weekly guidance and support from a university mentor who provides immediate help for teaching challenges and ongoing coaching and resources to help the new teacher meet his/her individual learning and growth plan goals

Other features include:

• Fully online course format offers flexibility and convenience
• A cohort model ensures that new teachers form a peer network for support and collaborative learning throughout the program
• Weekly mentor support provided in person and/or through virtual technologies
• Up to 24 quarter-units of academic credit that may be
applied toward salary points on your school district’s salary matrix
• Program length: two academic years, with program start dates in fall and winter
• Highly qualified instructors and mentors are experienced teachers who are matched to a candidate based on subject areas and grade levels
• The outstanding, internationally-recognized reputation of UCLA and UCLA Extension