Graduate School of Education

Clear Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credentials (Ryan only)

NOTE: The final issuance date for an initial Ryan Clear Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential for California, out-of-state or out-of-country prepared teachers will be January 1, 2018. Applications from individuals who do not obtain Ryan clear teaching credential by January 1, 2018 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis under the program standards, statute, and regulations in effect at the time. Please visit the CCTC's website for more information.

In addition to the requirements for the Preliminary, the following are the additional CCTC requirements needed for the Ryan Clear Teaching Credentials:

  • A fifth year of study at a California college or university with a Commission-accredited teacher preparation program (30 semester post-baccalaureate units total). Units earned toward your Preliminary credential and/or master's degree apply toward this unit total.
  • Health Education course, including Adult, Child, Infant CPR training. CPR certification may be completed any time while enrolled in a teacher preparation program.
  • Special Education course which includes the laws, methods and requirements for providing educational opportunities to special populations in the regular classroom
    (EDGN 503 Introduction to Special Education fulfills this requirement).
  • Advanced (Level II) computer education course which includes the use of computers in educational settings
    (EDTE 502 Computer Integration Into Curricula fulfills this requirement).

All coursework must be completed within seven years of application for the clear credential.

Fulfilling Requirements at Another University

If circumstances make it difficult to take one or more of the required courses at CLU, they may be taken through another university. However, the course must be approved by the CTC to fulfill the specific content requirement. Contact the Credential Analyst if approval cannot be determined by information provided by the institution offering the course. After course completion, request that an official transcript be sent to you (NOT directly to the Graduate School of Education). The transcript must remain sealed (official) and should be submitted at the time of credential application.


Applying for the Clear Credential


Complete the Request for Credential Recommendation.

Pay the $40.00 Application fee here!

Submit the application and receipt of $40 CLU application fee, copy of signed CPR card, front and back (or other verification of completion), and official transcripts for any non-CLU course work to the Graduate School of Education Credential Office. Be sure to read the instructions thoroughly and keep them for future reference.

Click here for detailed information regarding the new online credential application process. Submission of an application is required to initiate this process.


Clear credentials are valid for five years, and renewable online.

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