Induction Program (formerly BTSA)


All California teachers with a preliminary credential are required to earn a clear teaching credential within a five year period through a commission-approved induction program.  

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) sponsored UC San Diego Extension Induction Program is designed to:

  • fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credentials
    • provide mentoring accroding to crednetials held, grade level/or subject area, as appropriate to the participant's employment withing the first 30 days of enrollment
    • match each candidate with an assigned mentor within the first 30 days of enrollment in the program
    • develop goals for each candidate within the context of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) within the first 60 days of the participant's enrollment in the program
  • support a smooth transition from teacher preparation into the complex responsibilities of teaching
  • provide opportunities for beginning teachers to expand and deepen their teaching knowledge and skills

The SDUSD sponsored UC San Diego Extension Induction Program is provided free of charge to all eligible district employees.  Eligible employees;

  • hold a preliminary credential
  • are full-time district employees
  • have a probationary or permanent contract

The SDUSD sponsored UC San Diego Extension Induction Program is provided to teachers who need to clear a:

  • Preliminary Multiple Subject
  • Preliminary Single Subject
  • Preliminary Education Specialist
  • Level I Education Specialist in M/M, M/S, DHH, ECSE

This two-year program of professional education is composed of individual support and formative assessment aligned with the:

  • California Standards for the Teaching Profession
  • California Induction Standards
  • California Academic Content Standards

For questions regarding eligibility for the program, please contact Teacher Preparation and Support, Karen Evans at

For additional information or questions about program requirements, please contact Morgan Appel, Director, Department of Education and Behaviorial Sciences