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San Dieguito Union High School District BTSA Induction Program

The California Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Program provides formative assessment, individualized support and advanced content for newly-credentialed, beginning teachers and is the preferred pathway to a California Professional (Clear) Teaching Credential. The BTSA Induction program is co-administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The San Dieguito Union High School District BTSA Induction Program is currently one of 169 SB 2042-approved BTSA Induction Programs across California.

The following purposes and objectives and the Standards for Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs guide the design and implementation of support and professional development services for teachers participating in BTSA Induction programs:

  • Provide an effective transition into the teaching career for first-year and second-year teachers in California
  • Improve the educational performance of students through improved training, information, and assistance for participating teachers
  • Enable beginning teachers to be effective in teaching students who are culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse
  • Ensure the professional success and retention of new teachers
  • Ensure that a support provider provides intensive, individualized support and assistance to each participating beginning teacher
  • Ensure than an individual induction plan is in place for each participating beginning teacher and is based on an ongoing assessment of the development of the beginning teacher
  • Ensure continuous program improvement through ongoing research, development and evaluation

John DiGiulio
BTSA Induction Program Coordinator
760-436-6136 x6262
John.DiGiulio@sduhsd.net

Doug Gilbert
BTSA Induction Program Coordinator
858-350-0253 x4148
Doug.Gilbert@sduhsd.net