Teacher Induction Program

Program Registration for 2020-21 now CLOSED

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The Ventura County Teacher Induction Consortium is a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the teacher's first year of teaching 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), Educator Support and Effectiveness (ESE) department, in coordination with a consortium of 18 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, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section or contact an Academic Advisor at (805) 437-1320 or academicadvise@vcoe.org


Units for Induction

Candidates who purchased units for a previous year of Induction and need to request a transcript, go to California Lutheran University's Registrar website. Candidates who purchased units for the current Induction Program year, official transcripts may be requested after July 15.

Program Transcripts (not for CLU Units)

If you need to request a program transcript for evaluation by another induction program, please complete the Transcript Request Form in order for our office to release your records. Please see form for instructions.

NOTE: This transcript is NOT for units earned from CLU. See announcement above "Units for Induction" if you require a transcript of your units.

Applying for Clear Credential

If you completed the Induction Program in 2016-2017 or AFTER, please log in to the ESE Canvas website and access the course called "Teacher Induction: Applying for your Clear Credential" for instructions.

If you completed the Induction Program prior to 2016-2017, please contact our office at academicadvise@vcoe.org or (805) 437-1320.

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