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Program Details

Location: Online
Traditional Program (2 years)
Early Completion Option (1 year)
Cost: $5,598
Next Start: Fall 2019

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In Cal State Fullerton’s fully online Teacher Induction Program, you can clear your credential in two years and earn credit toward a graduate degree.

The program meets the updated California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for earning a Clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential through the General Education Teacher Induction program.

You can learn more about the program below, and on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The application for the Teacher Induction Program is now open. The application for the Fall 2019 cohort for the Early Completion Option (ECO) has now closed. The ECO application will re-open in February 2020 for the Fall 2020 semester. The deadline for the Traditional 2-year program is on September 1st. Please review the FAQs for more information about these programs. Join our email list below for updates.

Program Costs

The current cost of the Teacher Induction Program courses is $622* per unit.

The Traditional 2-year program consists of 9.0 units total and costs $5,598*. This cost is divided over four semesters.

The Early Completion Option (ECO) 1-year program consists of 5.0 units total and costs $3,110*. This cost is divided over 3 semesters.

Tuition is subject to change at any time without further notice.

Program Schedule

The Traditional program consists of four courses (a total of nine (9) course units) and is four semesters/two years long:

Year 1 Fall EDEL/EDSC 502E: New Teacher Induction, Semester 1 (3 units)
Spring EDEL/EDSC 502F: New Teacher Induction, Semester 2 (2 units)
Year 2 Fall EDEL/EDSC 502G: New Teacher Induction, Semester 3 (2 units)
Spring EDEL/EDSC 502H: New Teacher Induction, Semester 4 (2 units)

The Early Completion Option (ECO) program consists of three courses (a total of five (5) course units) and is three semesters/one year long:

Year 1 Summer EDEL/EDSC 502A: New Teacher Induction Bootcamp (1 unit)
Fall EDEL/EDSC 502G: New Teacher Induction, Semester 3 (2 units)
Spring EDEL/EDSC 502H: New Teacher Induction, Semester 4 (2 units)

Those pursuing a multiple subject credential enroll in EDEL (Elementary Education) courses; those pursuing a single subject credential enroll in EDSC (Secondary Education) courses.

For information about taking an Early Completion Option (one-year version of the program), please review our webpage on TIP’s Early Completion Option.


To be eligible for the Teacher Induction Program, you must hold a valid California Multiple or Single Subject Preliminary Credential and have a teaching contract for the first year of the program that meets requirements below. If you were initially prepared outside of California, please read CSUF's College of Education Credential Programs Policy Three. In addition, during the program, you must:

  • Remain at least 25% employed in your credential area by a California school district, charter school or private school
  • Remain employed as the teacher of record for no less than 10 students in assigned classrooms; plan, deliver and assess standard based instruction, including the California Common Core State Standards; issue student grades; and be in direct communication with parents.
  • Have access to a diverse population of students, including English Language Learners, students with special needs and GATE students.
  • Have face-to-face access to a mentor assigned by school district/site.

Interview with Program Coordinator Dr. Victoria Costa

In this Q&A, Dr. Costa talks about program benefits, the value of participating in a professional learning community and advice for incoming TIP students.

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What's Your Next Step?

You can start your application or join the Teacher Induction Program email list. If you join the email list, we will send you a program guide, as well as program and application updates.

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Applications for Fall 2019 are currently open! Applying is quick and free. Visit our application page for more information.

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