What is the Early Completion Option?
SB 57 (Scott Bill) is legislation that allows a modified program option for exceptional, experienced teachers. The option provides for qualifying participants to complete TIP (Teacher Induction Program) at a faster pace than the full two years generally required for those who are not yet experienced and exceptional. The intent of this legislation is that this modified program be as rigorous as the two year option, allowing eligible individuals to complete a Commission-approved professional teacher induction program at a faster pace than the full two years generally required to complete all the requirements of professional teacher induction. Completion of the Early Completion option allows individuals the opportunity to earn their Professional Clear Credential.
The Early Completion Option is Not…
It is not a fast-track option nor is it automatic. It is also not a class. Interested candidates must apply for this option.
Who are Early Completion Option Candidates?
All Commission-approved induction programs must provide an early completion option for appropriate candidates. To be eligible, candidates must hold a preliminary multiple or single subject teaching credential and be employed in a California public school. This may include:
- Private school teachers
- Out-of-state teachers (minimum of 2 years’ experience)
- Intern teachers who meet specified requirements
- All must include rigorous positive evaluations from administrators
- Demonstration of a minimum of two years prior teaching experience as the teacher of record.
- Submission of at least two satisfactory teacher performance evaluations.
- CLAD certification or equivalency.
- Recommendation from current site administrator or district administrator.