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Do you have your Preliminary Teaching Credential?

Are you looking to enroll and complete your Professional Clear Teaching Credential?

Good news!  As a teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District, we offer a California State Accredited Professional Clear Teaching Credential Program which is free of charge to any TK-12  general education and education specialist teachers are under contract with us. State law requires teachers to enter into an Induction Program within their first year of teaching under a preliminary credential.

Admission Requirements:

  • TK-12 general education teacher or education specialist (mild-moderate/moderate-severe) current teacher of record with Long Beach Unified School District
  • Hold a preliminary credential with renewal codes requiring an Induction Program

How to Enroll:

  • Once you have signed a teaching contract with Long Beach Unified School District, please contact our office to begin the enrollment process.  

Program Objectives:

  • Provide a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning to begin within the first year of teaching with a Preliminary Credential
  • Match a candidate with a mentor within the first 30-days of enrollment in the program. Candidate-mentor matches are based on credential held, and grade level and/or subject area.  Supplemental support will be provided in a subject area if needed based on the mentor match.
  • Develop and support goals within the context of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP):   The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will address the CSTPs and provide a roadmap for candidates’ Induction work.  The candidate, mentor, with input from the site administrator, will collaboratively develop the ILP within the first 60 days of the candidate’s enrollment in the program.
  • Provide mentoring support that includes both “just in time” and longer term analysis of teaching practice to help candidates develop enduring professional skills
  • Provide candidate guidance and support of district and site goals and tasks
  • Provide an Early Completion Option (ECO) for experienced and exceptional candidates that meet the program criteria
  • Verify candidate competence based on a review of observed and documented evidence to determine recommendation for the Clear Teaching Credential

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Department Info

Department Address
1399 E. 32nd Street
Signal Hill, Ca. 90755

Department Phone
(562) 997- 8000 x.2901