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The primary mission of Educator Support Services is to support Ventura County Office of Education, local districts, other teacher employers, and local universities in the recruitment, hiring, assigning, and retaining of highly effective teachers. Educator Support Services has established an integrated system that supports multiple entry points into the teaching profession to provide a skilled, credential teacher for every classroom in Ventura County. The department is a unique blending of support through the learning-to-teach system from pre-service experiences to university teacher preparation to new teacher induction.

Educator Support Services provides a broad range of professional development and services. Programs and services are offered locally and within the region reaching VCOE and its 20 districts, charter and private schools, 6 university teacher preparation programs, and Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County offices.

Programs and Services Offered

Ventura County Induction Consortium (to obtain a clear Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Special Education credential)

Administrator Induction Program (to obtain a clear Administrative Services credential) 

Orthopedic Impairment (OI) Added Authorization Program   (to add an OI authorization to a current special education credential)

Language & Academic Development (LAD) Credential Program   (to add a LAD authorization to a current special education credential)

Designated Subjects Credential Program  (to obtain an Adult or Career Technical Education credential)

Mentors (training for educators assigned as mentors to program candidates)

Test Preparation (classes to help prepare for teacher exams)


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

The 2017-2018 Designated Subjects Credential Programs (Career Technical Ed. and Adult Ed.), Administrator Induction Program, and Mentor/Coaches programs are not yet opened for registration. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please complete the Request for Program Enrollment Form.


If you are interested in purchasing units for completion of a ESS credential program, click the specific program link above. The appropriate unit application form is available under "Links and Resources" on the program's home page.

To pay online for units, go to the MyPDC website at Your login should be the same as your Canvas login (unless you have recently changed your password) or click "Need your ID or Password" to have this information emailed to you. Once you are logged in, click COURSES then COURSE CATALOG and search for the unit course.


*Formerly "GOTAGS"

Registration for the 2017-2018 CAPS Workshop is open June 1 through July 31. New and experienced Gen. Ed. and Special Ed. elementary, middle, and high school teachers who participate will learn strategies for classroom organization and management that effective educators implement in the first days of school to ensure year-long success. 

3 Sessions Offered:

  1. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 This session is full!
  2. Thursday, August 3, 2017
  3. Saturday, August 5, 2017

CLICK HERE for the registration flyer.