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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Multiple Subject Induction (Clear Credential) 

Applicants apply to this program if they already hold a preliminary Multiple Subject credential and need to clear/renew it.

This is for Multiple Subject only.  Single Subject Induction may be offered through the College of Extended Studies soon.  You can contact Christie Pearson ( for more information. 

How to Apply

  1. Cal State Apply University Application: Complete the University application at

    Tutorial for completing the Cal State Apply application available here

    Are you having trouble with the Cal State Apply application?  If so email right away for assistance.

  2. Submit official transcript(s)*: Request official transcript(s) to be sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

    Graduate Admissions
    SDSU - Enrollment Services
    5500 Campanile Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    Electronic Transcript Formats
    SDSU accepts electronic transcripts in PDF or EDI format.  

    Transcripts must be sent by the Institution
    When requesting an electronic transcript you can choose San Diego State University on the selection menu or have them sent to:  SDSU will not accept transcripts emailed from students.

    *GRE scores are only required if you will be pursuing a Master's in addition to the Clear credential

    Items Requested in Program Application

    1. Hold a valid California Preliminary Multiple Subject credential: Admissions staff will verify this on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) website.  

    2. Employment verification will be required to enroll in the Multiple Subject Induction/ Clear Credential program.  You must be employed as"teacher of record" -- substitute teaching would not meet this requirement.


    If you have questions about the applying to this program, contact Christie Pearson at or visit the Induction Program web page

    Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

    Item DueDue Date
    Cal State Apply application
    (opens October 1, 2017)
    March 1, 2018
     Program Application dueMarch 14, 2018
    Transcripts due
    April 1, 2018


    Cal State Apply Tutorial for Multiple Subject Induction applicants


    Pre-Admission Disclosure Language for licensure and credentialing programs

    Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and 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, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from Special Education (North Education Bldg, room 70), 619-594-6665

    Looking for the Special Education Program?

    The SDSU Induction Program for Education Specialists is part of the Special Education Department. Visit the Clear Special Education Admission website
    College of Education Office of Student Services