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Carol Prime, Director

About the Clear-Induction Program Director  

Carol Prime developed and directs the two online pathways for clearing a California MS, SS, or bilingual preliminary credential. The Clear Credential Program is for contracted teachers. The new Induction Program offers a way for Substitute Teachers to clear their credentials. In the past, she taught the support and assessment seminars in the program, but recently passed that responsibility to others so she can focus on program development, assessment, and improvement. In her role as program coordinator, Carol Prime ultimately recommends teachers for the Clear Credential.

Prior to developing the Clear and Induction Programs, Carol Prime served as a support provider and trainer of support providers for the state’s BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment) pilot. Later, she served as Assessment Coordinator for the School of Teacher Education (STE), developing rubrics and the technology tools used to assess the student teachers throughout the department. In this role, she also trained scorers and faculty in the PACT assessments and developed two Blackobard online courses to support students as they completed the Content Area Tasks and the PACT Teaching Event.

In addition to leading the Clear Credential and Induction programs, Carol Prime led preliminary credential programs for two and a half decades, teaching Social Studies, Visual and Performing Art, Student Teaching Seminars, and Classroom Management. Her work with undergraduate students includes guiding them through their early field experiences as they learn to lesson plan and explore the Common Core State Standards for English and History-Social Science.

Carol Prime started her teaching career as an elementary school teacher, having the opportunity to teach all grades K through 6, except third grade. Later, she taught writing at San Diego Mesa College, giving her insights into secondary education. More recently, she has mentored high school teachers in several San Diego Charter Schools. As a curriculum writer, Carol has contributed to over 200 teacher's editions and student textbooks published nationally.