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 Teacher Induction Program

Teachers Clear Induction Program


The Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Teacher Induction Consortium is a collaborative effort between 16 school districts, charter schools, private schools, and PCOE, and is a Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved educator preparation program. The two-year Teacher Induction Program enables beginning teachers to make a smooth transition into the challenging responsibilities of teaching. The Teacher Induction Program increases the retention of beginning teachers and improves learning opportunities for their K-12 students by providing extensive support and professional learning through coaching.

Teacher Induction, established by the California Department of Education and Commission on Teacher Credentialing, is based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. This model is designed to promote the professional growth of individual teachers and is used by beginning teachers with the assistance of an experienced teacher who serves as a coach. This mentoring relationship between the beginning teacher and the coach is one of the most powerful components of this program. Download and view the Teacher Induction Brochure

Teacher Induction Credential Program Overview





​Teacher Induction, formerly BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment), is a statewide program that has been in place in California since 1992. It evolved from the California New Teacher Project from 1988 to 1991, where its success rate was phenomenal in terms of retaining new teachers, as well as helping them perform more effectively for a variety of students in their first years of teaching

 Candidate Requirements


  • Employment in a teaching position
  • California preliminary teaching credential (multiple subject, single subject, education specialist)
  • Completed application (contact your Human Resources department to apply)​

Course and Fieldwork

  • Employment in a teaching position
  • Site-based coaching
  • Self-assessment of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs)
  • Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) based on personal professional growth goals
  • Professional learning, networking and inquiry in support of the ILP

Program Completion

  • ​One hour per week of coaching support
  • Electronic portfolio of CSTP evidence, inquiry, and self-assessment
  • Attend Colloquium at the end of the program​

 Grievance Policy

​​​The Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Leadership and Learning Collaborative seeks to provide professional learning opportunities in optimal working and learning environments. If an applicant or program participant questions application procedures, program prerequisites, program requirements, policies and procedures, grading practices, program extension or deferral requests, equivalency requests, credential eligibility reviews, financial matters or other program related issues, the first step is to address the concern with the relevant party, such as the instructor, coach, etc. 

If the concern is not resolved, the grievance shall be submitted, in writing, through the PCOE Credential Program Grievance Form. The Program Administrator will review the concerns, meet with the program participant and investigate the concerns. A decision will be made regarding the grievance and the participant will be notified of the decision within five days. Appeals may be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, within five days of the notification.  A copy of all documentation related to the grievance will be kept on file.​


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Kimberly Lilienthal

Sr. Director, Leadership & Learning Collaborative

(530) 745-1471


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Shelly Hollowell

Staff Secretary II

(530) 745-1495





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