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OCDE Teacher Induction Program

​       ​​​For more information please contact:​​​​​
Joyce Lee Yang, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Teacher Induction
Phone: 714-327-8187
Kelly Takenaga
Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 714-966-3526​​

Mailing Address for Applications:​​​​​
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Attn: Kelly Takenaga


 A CTC-approved, two-year induction program is the preferred pathway to securing a California Clear Multiple and/or Single Subject teaching credential.

 Our mission is to support new teachers.

Click here to register for the
2023-2024 program year

We offer the following California Clear Credential Programs:
  • Education Specialist-mild/moderate
  • Education Specialist-moderate/severe
  • Multiple Subject
  • Single Subject
Program requirements include:
  1. Possession of a Level 1 or preliminary credential, currently employed as a teacher and working with a core group of students throughout the school year.
  2. Demonstrate classroom application of California Standards for the Teaching Professional.
  3. Use of LMS for Online content delivery and program resources. 
  4. Collaborate with mentor/lead mentor

Those enrolled in the program will receive:
  • Two years of ongoing support by an experienced, highly trained mentor
  • Job-embedded reflective teaching practice
  • Collaborative opportunities with colleagues
  • Access to high-quality, relevant professional development
  • Option to earn up to 12 units through partnered universities
  • Recommendation for a Clear California Teaching Credential upon satisfactory completion of all requirements
  • $3,600 for the 2023-2024 program year. A $300 one-time non-refundable application fee is due for all year one candidates and all year two candidates, who are new to the OCDE consortium.
  • Participating Consortium Districts may pay tuition (contact your school or district office for details)
  • Payment plan (Payments of $1200 are due on 10/01/22, 02/01/23, 05/01/23)
  • Loan options are available

Frequently Asked Questions for 2022-2023

CalTPA Support Course - Please note: Registration fees will increase for the 2023-2024 program year.
Learn more about the online CalTPA course offered through the OCDE Induction Program. Click here for more information. To register, click here.
Interested in becoming a mentor?
Click here for more information.
To apply, click here.
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Teacher Induction Grievance and Appeals Process.pdf