2012-13 Graduate Catalog 
    May 09, 2021  
2012-13 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Clear Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject or Single Subject

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For: Teachers Work ing in Private or Charter Schools or those teaching in Public School without access to an approved BTSA/Induction program.

The 2042 Clear Credential requires four 3 unit advanced courses to be taken AFTER completion of the preliminary credential and can be completed in two semesters. If Induction is verified as unavailable as defined in regulation by an employer, then a Clear Credential program may be completed to earn the Clear Teaching Credential for the Ryan or 2042 Credential.

A PLNU Credential Analyst reviews the transcripts and credential renewal requirements for each teacher participating in the Partnership Program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Candidates who complete the Multiple and Single Subject (Clear Credential) program will be able to:


  • Work collaboratively with school site personnel and university faculty to gain a deepened understanding and competence of effective pedagogy and ability to apply academic instruction that includes universal access and equity for all students.
  • Maintain competencies in knowledge, skills, and attitudes that demonstrate the ability to utilize the teaching model of Plan/Teach/Reflect/Apply in order to maximize student success.
  • Develop attitudes and skills to effectively communicate with all students – special needs, diverse cultural groups, and second language learners.


  • Demonstrate how to identify, clarify, and address barriers to student learning while partnering with community resources to achieve academic goals.
  • Cultivate on-going self-evaluation and life-long learning habits that promote dispositions of noble character.


  • Honor diversity while using pedagogical skill to implement principles of equity and empowerment.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development, a lifestyle of integrity and fairness and the use of high ethical and professional values in the field with administrators, colleagues, parents, and students.

Program Eligibility for the Clear Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject or Single Subject

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Graduation Requirements

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2042 Credential candidates can earn a clear credential by completing the following requirements:


The needs of Ryan Credential Candidates are addressed separately if there are CTC requirements beyond those offered above.

Those interested in seeking a Master of Arts in Education in Teaching and Learning in addition to the Professional Clear Credential may apply their coursework to the M.A. degree. This degree requires 36 units of 12 courses of graduate level work. Candidates usually take six units per semester including summers.

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