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OCDE Teacher Induction Program

(New Teacher Center Article)​​​

​​For more information please contact:​​​​​
Joyce Lee Yang
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.

Teacher Induction Handbook 
More information to come for 2022-2023.

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
  • $3,600.00 per program year

  • Participating Consortium Districts may pay tuition (contact your school or district office for details)

  • Payment plans and loan options are available


The Teacher Induction Program is now

accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please use Google Chrome to easily access the video below.

Teacher Induction Grievance and Appeals Process.pdf