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SDSU Clear Credential and Induction Program

Clear Credential and Induction Application

When to Apply

Summer Applications accepted until May 1.

  • Early Applications (guaranteed spot upon admission):  accepted until April 1.
  • Choose from Two Class Schedules:
    • Two Consecutive Summers:  1st Summer: May 21 to August and 2nd Summer: April 1 to August 15
    • Summer and Fall Semesters:  May 21 to August and September 15 to December 7

 Fall Applications accepted until July 15.

  • Early Applications (guaranteed spot upon admission):  accepted until June 15.
  • Class Schedule:
    • Fall and Spring Semesters:  September 15 to January 30 and February 15 to May 7

Spring Applications accepted until December 1. 

  • Early Applications (guaranteed spot upon admission):  accepted until November 1.
  • Schedule:
    • Spring and Fall Semesters:  February 1 to June 15 and September 15 to December 7

How to Apply 

There is a $42 application fee. The Clear-Induction Program uses Taskstream for the online Application and to deliver online courses. Your registration fee covers your use of Taskstream. Follow the instructions below to subscribe to Taskstream. Then fill out the online application.

How to Subscribe to Taskstream Using a Credit Card

Please subscribe to Taskstream at the following link:

The login page will appear.

Click on CREATE/RENEW ACCOUNT near the login area.


If you have an up-to-date subscription from another university, please call Taskstream for instructions on how to transfer that account to SDSU.                                        Taskstream 800-311-5656  

You should see the “Purchase or Activate Subscription” page.

Step 1:  Activate Subscription.

1. Select the type of subscription that applies:

  • Create a new Taskstream subscription (First Time Subscriber).
  • Renew my Taskstream subscription.
  • Convert my guest account to paid subscription.

2. Choose Option 1: Credit card purchase, and then click the Continue button. You do not have a key code.

Step 2:  General Information

1. Select “I am participating in a COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY program that requires Taskstream.” Click on Continue.

Step 2 continued:  College/University Information

2. On the next screen, select:



San Diego State University. 

Click on Continue.

Step 3:  Personal Information

1. Department:  School of Teacher Education 

  • Group:  Students

2. Subscription Rate:  1 year ($42).

3. General Information (required by Taskstream)

  • Fill in the personal information. 
  • If you have and recall a Red ID from SDSU, please enter it. If not, please type in nine consecutive 9’s with no spaces.  Example:  999999999
  • Be sure to note your username and password, which will be the username and password you will use to access courses in Taskstream. 
  • Roles:  Student

4. Tool Options: Yes, add the Teaching Productivity Tool Pack

5. Complete the “Other Information” section, as follows. Please note that Clear Credential, as well as Induction applicants, select Induction Teaching. Also note that we have asked Taskstream to fix the duplicate list under Credential Programs.

  • Select Learning and Teaching
  • Select Graduate credential only
  • Select Induction Teaching

6. Please indicate your highest degree upon entering the program.

7. The following are for statistical purposes only. You may choose not to respond.   

  • Ethnicity.
  • Is English your first language?
  • What is your dominant language?

 The following items do not apply to the Clear-Induction Program, so answer with Not Applicable:

  • What Block are you in?
  • Which Block are you in?

8. Please review the End-User Agreement. Then check that you accept the end-user agreement. Click on Continue.

Step 4:  Confirm Registration Information

1. Please review your information on the confirmation page. Click on Edit if you need to make any changes. Or click on Continue to activate your account.

  • Please save the page for future reference. Make a note of your password and keep it in a safe place.

Step 5:  Confirm Subscription Period

1. Please make sure the subscription period matches your needs (we recommend a one-year subscription due to the savings. Click on [change subscription period] if you need to make a change. Or click on Proceed to Checkout.

Step 6:  Billing Information

1. Please enter your credit card information. Click on Continue.

Step 7:  General Information

1. Please review your order. Click on Edit if you need to make any changes. Or click on Place Order to finalize your subscription.

2. Important:  Please ensure that a valid email address has been entered so Taskstream can contact you if necessary.  All email addresses are confidential and will not be made available to third parties.

We suggest that you add the,, and email addresses to your email application’s address book to help ensure that emails from Taskstream will be delivered and not blocked by any spam software or settings that could be enabled on your computer.

Access to the SDSU Clear-Induction Program Application

1. Login at Use your username and password.

2. Click on the Enter Code button in the lower left corner. Enter the Program Code 4MZ5RR in the next screen. Do not enter any spaces. Click on Search.


3. If you entered a valid program code, you should see Clear Credential-Induction Program Application. Click the Enroll button. You will then be notified that you successfully enrolled into the program. Then you can click on the following to start the application:  Clear Credential-Induction Program Application.  Be sure to save the application periodically as you work. You can save the application and log in at a later time to complete the form. Be sure to hit Submit twice when you are finished and wish to submit the application.  


If you are looking for the Special Education Program

The SDSU Induction Program for Education Specialists is part of the Special Education Department. Click here to access the Special Education Department.