OCDE Teacher Induction Program General Education

(New Teacher Center Article)​​​

​​For more information please contact:​​​​​

Kathy Boyd
Director ​
Email: kboyd@ocde.us
Jacquelyn Sanborn
Phone: 714-327-8187
Nicole Stephenson
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 714-708-5893​​

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

The Orange County Department of Education      Teacher Induction Program (formerly BTSA) 

provides a two-year Induction Program to educators employed as public and private school teachers throughout Orange County. Our mission is to support beginning teachers in their acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and core values necessary to become highly qualified professionals who effectively impact student achievement.

The Induction Program is delivered through:
  • individualized support provided weekly through face-to-face sessions facilitated by an NTC-trained mentor; and
  • additional support provided by "just-in-time" content experts; and
  • professional development designed  specifically for newly-credentialed, beginning teachers.
A CTC-approved, two-year induction program is the preferred pathway to securing a California Clear Multiple and/or Single Subject teaching credential. All program participants are supported by a community of professional educators, that includes  program specialists, instructors with targeted content expertise, mentors and fellow participating teachers who collaborate monthly during district-sponsored Network Meetings.