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Teacher Induction Program

Program Details

Online, Weekly modules


  • Traditional Program (2 yr)
  • Early Completion Option (1 yr)

Cost: $3,250 - $5,850

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Application for the 2023 program is now closed.

Application for 2024 will open in Spring 2024.

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Clear your teaching credential online with CSUF

Looking for a way to clear your teaching credential online?

Now you can with the Teacher Induction Program from Cal State Fullerton.

This online program lets you clear your teaching credential in 1–2 years and meets California’s latest requirements for teacher credentialing.

CSUF: The Latest Credentialing Requirements

This program is designed for teachers in their first year of the profession and meets the updated California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for earning a Clear Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist Credential through the Teacher Induction program.

Program Stats:

Traditional Program
  • Four required courses.
  • 100% online.
  • Four semesters (two years).
  • Nine units.
Early Completion Option
  • Three required courses.
  • 100% online.
  • Three semesters (one year).
  • Five units.

Program Costs

The cost of the Teacher Induction Program courses will be $650* per unit.

The Traditional 2-year program consists of 9.0 units total and will cost $5,850*. This cost is divided over four semesters.

The Early Completion Option (ECO) 1-year program consists of 5.0 units total and costs $3,250*. 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/SPED 502E: New Teacher Induction, Semester 1 (3 units)
Spring EDEL/EDSC/SPED 502F: New Teacher Induction, Semester 2 (2 units)
Year 2 Fall EDEL/EDSC/SPED 502G: New Teacher Induction, Semester 3 (2 units)
Spring EDEL/EDSC/SPED 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/SPED 502G: New Teacher Induction, Semester 3 (2 units)
Spring EDEL/EDSC/SPED 502H: New Teacher Induction, Semester 4 (2 units)

Those who wish to clear their multiple subject credential enroll in EDEL (Elementary Education) courses; those who wish to clear their single subject credential enroll in EDSC (Secondary Education) courses; and those who wish to clear their education specialist credential enroll in SPED (Special Education) courses.


To be eligible for the traditional 2-year Teacher Induction Program, you must:

  • Hold a valid California Multiple, Single Subject, or Education Specialist Preliminary Credential
  • Remain employed by a school district, charter school, or private school, teaching at least two courses in the subject area/grade level indicated by your preliminary credential.
  • Remain employed as the teacher of record for no less than 10 students for teachers with a General Credential, no less than 3 students for teachers who have only an Education Specialist Credential, 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 the school district/site.

Please note: Your school administrator is required to validate the eligibility information above via our Administrator Agreement form.

In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, to be eligible for the 1-year Early Completion Option (ECO) Teacher Induction program candidates must:

  • Have completed a minimum of two years full-time consecutive teaching experience WITH their credential, working as the teacher of record in the area of their earned credential, at the same school and district, and will remain employed at that school throughout their participation in the TIP program.
  • Be recommended to the ECO Teacher Induction Program by their school administrator.

Please note: The candidate’s school administrator is required to validate the eligibility information the candidate provides and recommend them for the 1-year ECO by completing our Administrator Recommendation form.

  • Demonstrate Exceptional Teaching Performance by receiving a rating of “exemplary” on a minimum of 85% of all categories from their school administrator on our Teacher Evaluation Form, and no rating lower than “acceptable”.

Please note: The Teacher Evaluation form can only be completed one time by the school administrator, additional submissions of this form will not be permitted or accepted.

  • Successfully complete the 1-unit summer EDEL/EDSC 502A bootcamp course with a grade of "B" or better.


Have questions about the TIP program? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

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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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Thank you for your interest in applying to our Teacher Induction Program. The application for Fall 2023 is now closed. Please check back with us Spring 2024 for the Fall 2024 term. In the meantime, please review the Teacher Induction Program FAQ for more information or contact us if you have any questions about this program.