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OCDE Teacher Induction Program

(New Teacher Center Article)​​​

​​For more information please contact:​​​​​
Jacquelyn Sanborn
Phone: 714-327-8187
Jacquelyn Leyva
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 714-966-3526​​

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


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 
Click below to access the 2021-2022 Teacher Induction Handbook.

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 ($300.00 processing fee due with application)
  • Participating Consortium Districts may pay tuition (contact your school or district office for details)
  • Payment plans and loan options are available

Please contact for any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

*For questions, please contact the Coordinator or the Administrative Assistant
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