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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, and Requirements. Specific Requirements for the Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential.   

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(a) The minimum requirements for the clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential for a candidate prepared in California include all of the following:

(1) possession of a preliminary or Level I Education Specialist Instruction Credential;

(2) Within 60 days of employment or, in the case of an individual who is not employed, prior to beginning a supported beginning teacher induction program, the candidate shall, in collaboration with the cooperating college or university, or the employer electing to employ the candidate, or the employer's designee, develop an Individualized Induction Plan (IIP) including supported induction and job related course of advanced preparation. Either the college or university or the employer may be the program sponsor. The IIP must meet the conditions in the subsections below;

(A) An approved IIP signed by the participating parties: the credential candidate, program coordinator from the Clear Credential program sponsor, and employer or designee. The IIP may be revised as needed upon agreement by same parties;

(B) A maximum of 12 semester units (or its equivalent) of coursework or professional development can be listed on the IIP or a combination of the two as determined in the IIP;

(C) A person not employed in a school setting may complete the Education Specialist Clear Credential requirements in an educational setting that is mutually acceptable to the parties signing the Individualized Induction Plan, so long as that setting allows demonstration of effective teaching and the menu of professional development options address all credentials that are being cleared; and

(D) If an individual holds more than one general or special education credential that requires the completion of an induction program for renewal, the Individualized Induction Plan (IIP) that guides the teacher's advanced preparation shall be written to clear all general and special education preliminary credentials held.

(b) Completion of a Commission-approved preparation program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation in the clear credential specialty area(s) sought, as provided in Education Code Section 44373(c).

(c) Period of Validity.

(1) A clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential issued on the basis of the completion of the requirements in subsections (a) and (b) is valid for five years.

(d) Definition.

(1) "Individualized Induction Plan": Based on the Transition Plan defined in Section 80048.8(c)(1), the IIP includes appropriate professional development and/or course work designed to expand and apply the candidate's skills and knowledge. The scope of the IIP is determined by the teacher's educational setting and/or areas identified in the Transition Plan as areas of need. The IIP identifies the coursework, experiences, and/or tasks that must be completed while guiding the activities to support growth and improvement of professional practice.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225


Education Code 44225

Education Code 44251

Education Code 44259

Education Code 44265

Education Code 44373

(Added by Register 2010, No. 22.)