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Teacher Induction Program Overview

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Teacher Induction Program Overview

The San Diego County Office of Education offers a two-year commission-approved program to teachers seeking to clear their preliminary credential. California Teacher Induction is a state-led program in conjunction with the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). California Teacher Induction programs are locally designed and implemented.

  • Completing the Interest List is the first step in participating in SDCOE's teacher induction program.
  • The intent of the SDCOE Teacher Induction program is that it begins in the teacher's first year of teaching
  • SDCOE does not recommend or encourage teachers to concurrently enroll in Induction and a Master's program.

California Clear Credential Programs Offered by SDCOE

  • Ed Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject

Program Length

  • Two years
  • Early Completion Option (ECO) information

Program Enrollment Requirements

  • Possession of a preliminary or Level 1 credential with induction as a renewal requirement.
  • Currently employed and working with a core group of students throughout the school year. SDCOE does not accept day-to-day substitute teachers in the Induction program.
  • Agreement with employing school or district. Tuition will be determined by the agreement.
  • A mentor is provided by the employing school or district.

Program Participants Will Receive

  • Two years of ongoing support by an experienced, trained Mentor. Ideally beginning in the first year of teaching.
  • Individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring and support to build a reflective teaching practice, based on the candidate's professional growth goal and evidence collected on the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)


If the Teacher Candidate is paying out of pocket:

  • $2,500 per year
  • $1,000 per year: If the district or school is compensating the Mentor, the cost is significantly reduced.

We accept payment through credit card only. The amount can be paid in full or through five installments.

Please contact your district's human resources office to determine your cost. Some districts may assist with payment.

SDCOE does not discriminate in its employment practices or educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, physical or mental disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender/transgender identity and expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, a perception of one or more of such characteristics, association with a person of group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law as applicable to educational services and / or employment.

  • Partnership

Administrators play an important role in the success of new teachers. School and district administrators who​ support new teachers in becoming fully qualified and credentialed, increase new teacher retention rates and improve the quality of educational experiences for students.

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  • Contacts
  • Early Completion Option (ECO)
  • Mentor
  • Partnership
  • Resources
  • University Credit

Please use these contacts to reach out if you have any questions or need more information about the Teacher Induction Clear Credential Program.

  • Candidate
  • Early Completion Option (ECO)

The CCTC-approved San Diego County Office of Education Teacher Induction Program provides the Early Completion Option (ECO) to all qualifying program participants. All Teacher Induction candidates enrolled in the program are apprised of the opportunity to apply for this option. This option is intended to serve experienced and exceptional candidates.

  • Resources

Please view the provided responses to some of the most frequently asked questions related to induction and the SDCOE induction program.

  • Mentor

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Being a mentor is a highly rewarding position. ​Not only do you have the opportunity to support another teacher throughout their first two years of the profession, but you also receive training and experience that will make you an asset to your school community.

  • Candidate

Through Action Research (cycles of inquiry) candidates will develop an Individual Learning Plan that includes professional growth goals, a description of how the candidate will work to meet those goals, defined and measurable outcomes, and planned opportunities to reflect on progress and modify the ILP as needed.

  • Resources

The San Diego County Office of Education offers a two-year commission-approved program to teachers seeking to clear their preliminary credential.​​ California Teacher Induction is a state-led program in conjunction with the California Department of Education and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

  • Candidate
  • Mentor
  • University Credit

SDCOE offers units for Teacher Induction through partnerships with CSUSM, University of Massachusetts Global (formerly Brandman), USD, Point Loma, and University of the Pacific.