North Coast School of Education


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Our Vision, Mission and Goal

The vision of the North Coast School of Education is to build and support relationships, equity and student success.

Through a mission of fostering empathy and equity among strong, creative and connected educators, NCSOE provides personalized, professional learning and training that supports an ongoing cycle of reflection and inquiry.

NCSOE strives to make a difference for all students by modeling and practicing respect for the ongoing learning required to build equitable school communities and a just and civil society for all. NCSOE's goal is to develop a workforce of teachers and leaders who engage in research-based educational practices, understand the importance of preparing students for college and career readiness, and who possess 21st-century skills to develop and implement innovative methods and ideas in California classrooms, schools and districts.

Our History

Founded in 2015, NCSOE partners with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to provide state-approved programs and services for teachers and aspiring administrators. The institution is housed within the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) in Santa Rosa, California.

SCOE has offered a California Teacher Induction Program (CTIP), formerly the North Coast Beginning Teacher Program (NCBTP), through Region One since 1995. In 2015, SCOE began offering a Clear Administrative Services Credential Program and the “Be A Teacher" Intern Program. In 2018, SCOE began offering the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.

Our Programs

NCSOE is committed to cultivating and supporting effective California educators and lifelong learners. In order to ensure that the high-quality standards of their programs are met, NCSOE follows a continuous improvement cycle of assessment and implementation.

NCSOE administers the following state-approved credential programs that support new and aspiring teachers as they develop and grow in their teaching practice:

  • Administrator Induction
  • “Be A Teacher” Intern
  • Designated Subjects Credential Program
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential*
  • Teacher Induction

Each program focuses on a different educational pathway that provides the professional learning, teaching strategies and innovative pedagogy necessary to succeed in the 21st century classroom.