Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about SCOE Teacher Induction:



Why SCOE Teacher Induction?

California law requires new teachers to complete a two-year induction program in order to receive a clear credential. SCOE is approved by the CTC to offer a program for teachers to Clear Multiple/Single Subject or Education Specialist Credentials.

What does the SCOE Teacher Induction program provide?

Who is eligible?

Teachers who hold a preliminary credential and are employed in one of SCOE’s partner schools or districts as either a full or part time teacher of record.

How do I enroll in the program?

Teachers should contact the HR Office in the employing district and connect with the SCOE Teacher Induction Coordinator to verify eligibility and to obtain a schedule of orientation dates. All teachers must attend an orientation to enroll.

What happened to BTSA?

With the advent of new funding mechanisms and the end of categorical funds for teacher induction, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) is no longer in existence. It has been replaced with Teacher Induction and new standards were adopted by the CTC in December of 2015. Read more about the big changes taking place in the world of Induction!

While BTSA no longer “officially” exists, many of our resources reflect the name BTSA and are still relevant to Teacher Induction. For the purposes of this website and the resources it offers, you may consider BTSA to be synonymous with Teacher Induction.

I participated in SCOE Teacher Induction previously but did not complete all of the requirements. What should I do?

Please contact the SCOE Teacher Induction office at (916) 228-2496 to get information about next steps for completing your requirements.