CalstateTEACH Induction Program (CSTIP)

A program for Preliminary Credentialed teachers to earn a Clear Teaching Credential

The focus in on practical guidance and support for new teachers to meet day-today classroom challenges.

CalStateTEACH Induction Credential Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the CalStateTEACH Online Teacher Induction Program. It is a job embedded program focusing on new teacher needs. As an online program, the CalState TEACH Induction Program provides around-the-clock resources with no required classes. This provides more time to prepare for your work as a classroom teacher.

For Information on the New Teacher Option, Early Completion Option, Substitute Option, go to the website You will also find the latest information on how to register for the next term and contact information.

Benefits of the CalStateTEACH Program

•   Fulfills all requirements for a Clear Credential
•   As an online program, the CalStateTEACH Induction Program           provides around-the-clock resources
•   Access to a faculty mentor
•   An average of one hour per week of coaching from a veteran             teacher
•   No classes - More time to prepare for your work as a teacher
•   Video conferencing to promote mastery towards the California       Standards for the Teaching Profession.
•   Early Completion Option for experienced and exceptional                   Candidates
•  Program fees include 6 CSU units per year*
        o Year 1 - $2,432.00
        o Year 2 - $2,432.00
•   (*Cost of school-site coaching not included)
•   Financial aid available


Questions you may have:

What is Induction?

After earning the Preliminary Teaching Credential, California law requires new teachers to complete a two-year induction program to receive a Clear Credential. CSTIP is approved by the CTC to offer a program for teachers to Clear Multiple/Single Subject or Education Specialist Credentials.

Who is eligible?

Teachers who hold a preliminary credential and are employed as a teacher.

Is Teacher Induction the same as BTSA?

With the end of categorical funds for teacher induction, the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program no longer funds earning a Clear Teaching Credential. However, the requirement for a Clear Credential remains and is called Teacher Induction. While BTSA no longer “officially” exists, many educators still refer to induction as BTSA, and you may consider BTSA to be synonymous with Teacher Induction.