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Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction is a state-funded program designed to support professional development of beginning teachers and fulfill the induction requirements for a Professional Clear Credential. BTSA programs serve approximately 23,000 first and second year teachers.


Our two-year Induction program includes:

  • A support provider to work with each participating teacher
  • Differentiated support and formative assessment for eligible Preliminary Credential teachers.


BTSA Induction helps teachers:

  • Engage in long term planning of curriculum and instruction
  • Reflect on their practice
  • Make sound instructional decisions
  • Increase student learning
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Develop as a professional educator
  • Stay in the teaching profession
  • Obtain a Professional Clear Credential


Benefits of BTSA:

  • Collegial support
  • One-on-one collaboration
  • Specialized training
  • Release time
  • Regular support seminars
  • Formative assessment
  • A standards-based program
  • FACT ( Formative Assessment for California Teachers)
  • Professional publications
  • Observation opportunities

For more information, please visit:

East Bay BTSA Induction Consortium (EBBIC) Website

FACT e-portfolio