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Information for Early Completion Option (ECO) Candidates

​​​Early Completion Option Guidelines​

The SDCOE Teacher Induction Program has set the following guidelines for its Early Completion Option (ECO):


  • Teacher with three or more years of successful classroom teaching experience, as a teacher of record (excludes internships, student teaching or substitute teaching)

  • Demonstration of Integrating and Innovating developmental levels for California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) standard 1 and 2 (Continuum of Teaching Practices) PDF

  • Submission of a complete application with all required attachments to no later than October 22, 2018-no exceptions..​


  1. ECO eligibility requirements will be reviewed during the orientation.

  2. Candidate will meet with District Lead to determine whether ECO is a viable option.

  3. Application requirements will be completed and submitted to .

  4. SDCOE Teacher Induction program leadership will determine acceptance into the ECO program within 10 days of application being submitted.

  5. Candidate will complete a Payment Agreement for ECO.​​​

ECO Plan

  • Once accepted into ECO, the candidate will continue to complete the Year 1 Induction assignments in SDCOE's LMS.

  • SDCOE Teacher Induction program leadership will assess candidate progress throughout the year. Candidates who do not meet due date requirements ​​or submit graduate level work, will have their ECO status revoked and complete induction in the traditional two-year time frame.


  • ECO candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required of the Professional Clear Credential.

  • ECO candidates will demonstrate all skills and abilities required of the program.

  • The timeline for completion of the ECO will be a minimum of one year as determined by the Teacher Candidate, District Lead, and SDCOE Teacher Induction program leadership​.​

​​*2019-20 Application​ linked here

*You can start gathering the evidence for #2 and #3. #1, #4, #5 and #6 are all completed within your teaching position so those need to wait until the school year starts. ECO is evaluated and approved or denied by the end of October.