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 firstname.lastname@example.org