Teacher Education Program
Our vision, mission, and working paradigm Member of the Claremont University Consortium, Claremont, California
In California, credentialing is a two-step process. The first credential a teacher needs to earn is a Preliminary Credential. If you are new to the teaching profession, you would first work towards your Preliminary Credential. Within five years of earning a Preliminary Credential, a California teacher must earn a Clear Credential from an approved Induction Program.
A teacher cannot start working towards a Clear Credential until he/she has earned a Preliminary Credential. CGU has both a Preliminary Credential Program and an Induction Program. CGU's Induction Program is a great alternative to BTSA, a district-run Induction Program.
CGU also has a "Direct to Clear Path" that allows a person to earn a Preliminary, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Clear Credential in just two years (with the option of one of those years teaching outside of Southern California). The "Direct to Clear Path" is the most expedited route to full credentialing in California.
California Preliminary Credential For people who want to be elementary, middle or high school teachers in
• Social Studies/History or
Education Specialists working with students that have
• Mild/Moderate Disabilities
• Moderate/Severe Disabilities
If you have extensive experience teaching in a general education setting and think you might qualify for the Early Completion Option for Interns, please contact Ilene Foster at (909)621-8076 or email@example.com.
CGU's Induction Program For teachers who have a California Preliminary Credential but need a California Clear Credential. CGU's Induction Program is a great alternative to BTSA. Our program is designed for those currently or not currently employed. Participating teachers can either complete the program in Southern California or from anywhere else in the world.
Qualify for financial aid benefits All applicants receive a 25% tuition discount on graduate credit in the Induction Program.
Start an expedited route to FULL CREDENTIALING in California Earn a Preliminary Credential, a Master of Arts Degree, and a Clear Credential in just two years with the option for either year to be completed outside of Southern California.
Qualify for financial aid benefits Candidates pursuing their preliminary credential plus MA in Education can double count one of the MA electives towards their Induction Program
Certificates, Test Preparation, Professional Development, and Fellowships
Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Support
California teachers providing instruction in a language other than in English are required to receive a bilingual teaching authorization called the Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate.
Math for America Fellowship at Claremont Graduate University The MƒA LA Fellowship is a five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in public secondary schools. MƒA Fellows are mathematically talented individuals who are new to teaching.
Math for America is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve mathematics and science education in U.S. public secondary schools by building a corps of outstanding STEM teachers and leaders.
Claremont Graduate University is an MƒA partner organization, along with other universities, and school districts working to continuously improve secondary mathematics and science education.
Location & Directions
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is located just 35 miles east of
Downtown Los Angeles in the college city of Claremont
CGU is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges and a member of the Claremont University Consortium (CUC).
Claremont Graduate University
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711