VENTURA COUNTY INDUCTION CONSORTIUM

The Ventura County Induction Consortium is a two-year, developmentally sequenced program of support and assessment for newly credentialed teachers in California. The program is accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and is administered by the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), Teacher Support Services department in coordination with a consortium of 22 school districts, local charter schools, private schools, and 5 university partners. 

The Induction Consortium provides services to teachers who have a Preliminary Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist Credential. Combining online and face-to-face professional development coursework and completion of formative assessment documents during fieldwork with an experienced mentor, each candidate is guided to successful demonstration of required program competencies.

Benefits of the Induction Program Include: 

  • Recommendation for the Clear Credential upon completion of all program elements and CTC requirements
    • An Individualized Learning Plan documenting completion of the credentialing process and professional growth
    • Support and mentoring from a trained peer mentor; and
    • Current professional learning opportunities; 
  • Early completion option (one-year program) for qualified participants
  • Opportunities to expand your educational resume
    • University coursework credit available for salary advancement (dependent upon your district’s specific policies). 
    • Credit toward master's degree programs with Grand Canyon University (VCOE-GCU MA Partnership)

For more information, please contact an Academic Advisor at (805) 437-1320 or academicadvise@vcoe.org

Program Registration for 2017-2018

Candidate Registration for the Ventura County Teacher Induction Consortium is NOW OPEN! Please click the following for registration instructions:


Units for Induction

Candidates have the option of purchasing 5 semester units from California Lutheran University for the current year of Induction. The Unit Application form is available under the Links and Resources section of this page. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

If you purchased units for a previous year of Induction and need to request a transcript, go to California Lutheran University Registrar's website. Official transcripts may be requested after July 30th of each year. 


Applying for Clear Credential

If you completed the General Education Induction Consortium and need to apply for your clear credential, please refer to the instructions available in the Links and Resources section of this page.