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Anyone that has cleared their California credential and can speak to their experience? For example, was it difficult to find a school that cleared it? Anyone trying to do it overseas?


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I took the 9 units online from National University to clear mine. It was more expensive but based on what I've seen my co-teachers do, it was a lot less work and took less time. The school I was working at at the time dropped the ball and never turned in the paperwork for me so when it came time, it was easier to just take the classes.
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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Don't you have to go through an Induction program to clear a CA credential? I thought that was the only way?
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Sorry-late to the party.

I have a clear CA multi-subject with ELL cert.

A few years ago not all public schools were providing or paying for induction programs so I knew a few people went through San Diego State's online program for induction. Compared to other programs it was half the price when I price check it about 6 years ago. I was holding out though as I saw it coming down the pipeline that it was going to be legislated that districts had to provide induction or cover the cost. I got an extension (you only had 5 years after the issuing of your primary credential to clear it with induction) and I moved from a charter school to a public school and did my districts program. It was free, but it was 2 years long instead of 1 (SDS is 1 year I believe) but it was pretty easy, a little time consuming with busy work stuff but not too bad. I think that is pretty standard now-its been a few years since I did induction.

If you aren't working I would look into San Diego State online. If you are working (not as a sub as far as I know but as a teacher of record for a district) then your district MUST provide a program or pay for you to attend a college program.
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Districts have to cover the cost?
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Many have had to pay out of pocket. I don't think districts have to pay for induction. Maybe they changed, though?


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Marcee this changed about 4 years ago.

California Code, Education Code - EDC § 44279.2

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(a) The Superintendent and the commission shall jointly administer the California Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System pursuant to this chapter.  In administering this section, the Superintendent and the commission shall provide or contract for the provision of all of the following:

(1) Establishing requirements for reviewing and approving teacher induction programs.

(2) Developing and administering a system for ensuring teacher induction program quality and effectiveness.  For purposes of this section, “program effectiveness” means producing excellent program outcomes in relation to the purposes defined in subdivision (b) of Section 44279.1 .  For purposes of this section, “program quality” means excellence with respect to program factors, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(A) Program goals.

(B) Design resources.

(C) Management, evaluation, and improvement of the program.

(D) School context and working conditions.

(E) Support and assessment services to each beginning teacher.

(3) Developing purposes and functions for reviewing and approving supplemental grants and standards for program clusters and program consultants, as defined pursuant to Section 44279.7 .

(4) Improving and refining the formative assessment system.

(5) Improving and refining professional development materials and strategies for all personnel involved in implementing induction programs.

(6) Conducting and tracking research related to beginning teacher induction.

(7) Periodically evaluating the validity of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted by the commission and the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program adopted by the commission and making changes to those documents, as necessary.

(b) As part of the California Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment System, the commission and the Superintendent shall establish requirements for local teacher induction programs.

(c) A school district or consortium of school districts may apply to the Superintendent for funding to establish a local teacher induction program pursuant to this section.  From amounts appropriated for purposes of this section, the Superintendent shall allocate three thousand dollars ($3,000) for each beginning teacher participating in the program.  That amount shall be adjusted each fiscal year by the inflation factor set forth in Section 42238.1 .  To be eligible to receive funding, a school district or consortium of school districts shall, at a minimum, meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Develop, implement, and evaluate teacher induction programs that meet the Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Induction Program Standards adopted by the commission.

(2) Support beginning teachers in meeting the competencies described in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted by the commission.

(3) Meet criteria for the cost-effective delivery of program services.

(4) From amounts received from local, state, or resources available for purposes of teacher induction programs, contribute not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the costs of each beginning teacher served in the induction program.

(d) Teachers who have received their preliminary credential in a district intern program pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 44325 ) or an intern program pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 44450 ) of Chapter 3 and who are participating in an induction program pursuant to this section are not eligible for funding pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 44380 ) of Chapter 2.
They must provide it or contract with a program for it and they must contribute atleast 2,000 per teacher. I know this because I sat around on a prelim and even got an extension waiting for this law to pass because I refused to pay for it and my charter school wouldn't provide it or pay. Then they said even when it passed it only applied to new hires after it became ed code. I left and got my induction for free and better pay, better work conditions, and a happier life
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