BCOE Teacher Induction Vision
Building upon their Teacher Preparation Program and utilizing their Preliminary Program Transition Plan, participating teachers will experience enhanced professional development by participating in a robust, reflective, and individualized induction process. The participating teachers will engage in insightful and growth oriented conversations with experienced colleagues about the delivery of effective practice with the goal of increasing student learning. They will chart progress through the Continuum of Teaching Practice based upon their knowledge, development, and abilities as they are aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, California State Content Standards, and the Teacher Induction Standards.
Early Completion Option
SB 57 (Scott) provides for an Early Completion Option (ECO) for Multiple and Single Subject Induction candidates. This option is as rigorous as or more rigorous than the full Induction Program, but is offered at an accelerated pace for experienced and exceptional candidates. The Butte County Teacher Induction Program’s Early Completion Option includes an individualized learning plan and evidence of completion. Upon successful completion of the Induction requirements as set forth in this policy, candidates are recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for a Clear Credential.
The candidate must hold a preliminary multiple or single subject credential and be employed in a California school. The intent of the law is to serve experienced and exceptional candidates.
Application Process: (Due October 1)
- Contact your district induction coordinator and the BCOE Teacher Induction Program of your intention to apply for the option.
- Submit an application packet including:
Documentation of a minimum of two years of prior teaching experience as the teacher of record in a K-12 teaching assignment.
Authenticated performance evaluations from two prior years of teaching, demonstrating successful teaching practices.
Two recommendations attesting to your success in teaching and appropriateness for ECO; one must be from your current principal
3. Be prepared to submit documentation of work, if requested, that substantiates your experience and exceptionality. The documentation may include a resume, certificates of completion from professional development courses, assignments, and adjunct duty descriptions.
All of the above criteria must be met as determined by the BCOE Teacher Induction Program and the employing district. In addition, the BCOE Teacher Induction Program and employing district retain the right to request any additional evidence that may be necessary to determine a candidate’s appropriateness for the ECO. An ECO candidate’s will be paired with an exceptional mentor.
The Early Completion Option, will include:
- Application Process (located on the registration page)
- Monitoring Progress
Candidates accepted for the ECO will conference with the Program leadership and the Mentor to review expectations and timelines for early completion. During this conference, the expectations and timelines for early completion will be determined.
Missing deadlines may cause for the withdrawal of the ECO option approval. The candidate must continue to demonstrate that the ECO is appropriate. If candidates are unable to continue to demonstrate appropriate placement in the ECO, or if they elect to enter the full program, it is their responsibility to complete the full-length Teacher Induction Program.
- Individualized Learning Plan
The Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) will take into account previous experience, (e.g., portfolio evidence, evaluations) to focus the program on the documented needs of the Participating Teacher.
- ECO Completion
Candidates must demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for all teacher candidates who complete the full-length program. The BCOE Teacher Induction Program Director and/or his/her designee will verify completion.
All of the above criteria must be met as determined by the Butte County Induction Program ECO Panel and the employing district. In addition, the Induction Program and employing district retain the right to request any additional evidence that may be necessary to determine a candidate’s appropriateness for the ECO.