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SDSU Induction Program
for General Education Teachers
(Fully Online)

We are no longer able to accept substitute teachers into our program due to changes in the standards set by the California Department of Education. We are sorry for having to make this change.

About the Program 

The SDSU Teacher Induction Program allows teachers to clear Multiple Subject and Single Subject credentials. 

This program is designed around the CSTPs and immediate classroom needs of teachers.  The program is a one-on-one mentoring model, in which contracted teachers are matched with experienced mentors.  New teachers receive support to help develop skill and competence in the teaching profession, which helps increase retention of teachers in the education field.  This two-year program allows candidates to engage in an individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring.  Individual Learning Plans (ILP) focus on self-identified goals and self-reflection, evidenced through video recordings, and online learning forums.

The SDSU Induction Program is fully aligned with the new standards for teacher induction programs that were released by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in 2016.  This fully online program is designed to support all Multiple and Single Subject teachers holding a Preliminary California Teaching Credential regardless of their current teaching location.  Candidates may teach in public, private, charter, or international schools with diverse populations.

Program Highlights 

  • Two years
  • Professional development based on teacher's self-identified needs
  • Professional literature review
  • Job-embedded mentoring (about you and your students) 
  • Mentors with experience teaching your subject or grade level 
  • Connect with peers
  • All classes are online
  • Video recording lessons for feedback from mentor

Credential Process

  • Step 1 Hold a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Step 2 Earn a Preliminary Credential through CTC requirements, Coursework, and Student Teaching.
  • Step 3 Start your teaching career with a teaching contract.
  • Step 4 Earn a Clear Credential by completing an Induction Program through your school district, a County Office of Education, or a university partner.
  • Step 5 Renew your credential by paying the CTC required fees, every 5 years. At this time, CTC does not require any additional professional growth requirements cleared credential holders.


The Induction Program is offered through SDSU World Campus.  The total cost for two years is $7200 and is divided into four payments. Each payment is due at the time of registration.  There is an additional required cost of $120 for a two-year Sibme subscription. This is the online platform used for video and work submissions and achieving mentoring sessions.

Early Completion Option

There is an early completion option for candidates who have successfully completed a year of induction through a different program or candidates with over three years of teaching experience. The early completion option is not guaranteed and requires a review from the Induction Admissions and Retention Committee. 

Contact Us 

For more information contact:

Mark Grzeskowiak | Student Services Coordinator

Phone: (619) 594-0845

Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services is your "one-stop-shop" for financial aid information, credential advising and evaluation, and initial information and direction on all the programs offered by the College of Education. 

Phone: (619) 594-6320


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Pre-Admission Disclosure for Credentialing Programs

Admission into programs leading to credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a credential. Credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs to students who determine, subsequent to admission, that they cannot meet credentialing requirements.

Information concerning credentialing requirements are available from the SDSU College of Education, Office of Student Services in EBA 259.

2020 Admissions

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020. Apply now.

Application deadline:
August 17, 2020

Spring 2020 applications are closed.


Looking for the Special Education Program?

The SDSU Induction Program for Education Specialists is part of the Special Education Department. Visit the Special Education Department website.