North Coast School of Education

Teacher Induction Program

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Building and Supporting Relationships, Equity and Student Success
Through Personalized Professional Learning

  • Acquire tools and skills that enhance and deepen understanding with “take-aways” that can be immediately applied directly to the classroom or mentoring setting.
  • Attend customized classes, offering online, face-to-face, and virtual options.
  • Choose from a variety of course topics ranging from CSTP-based, social emotional learning, and technology techniques to specific mentoring skills and standards-based training.


The North Coast Teacher Induction Program (NCTIP) is a two-year, state-accredited Induction program designed for Preliminary Education Specialist , Multiple Subject and Single Subject credential holders. Each credential has a unique set of standards that must be met in order to obtain a California Clear Credential. Successful completion of NCTIP and any additional credential requirements leads to a California Clear Credential.

With the support of a trained Mentor and self-directed, inquiry-focused professional learning, Candidates reflect on and refine their teaching practice through a California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) lens while they develop strategies and innovative pedagogy for today’s classroom environment.

Mentors play a critical role in the success of new teachers. Their individualized coaching and “just in time” support are essential in guiding Candidates through the process of deepening the teaching practice of the CSTP. NCTIP supports Mentors by providing standards-based training grounded in theoretical research throughout the year that builds upon the Mentor’s knowledge and skills.


Teacher Induction Candidate Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold a valid California Preliminary Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, and/or Single Subject Teaching Credential with a requirement for the completion of Teacher Induction
  • Employed in a teaching position, part-time or full-time, as the “teacher of record”

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for Teacher Induction, please contact your county's Credential Analyst.


  1. As soon as you are hired, ask about the Teacher Induction Program available in your district/county.
  2. Talk with your Administrator or NCTIP District Coordinator about being matched to a Mentor Teacher who will support you through your Induction experience (assignment occurs within 30 days of program enrollment).
  3. Create/update an NCSOE database account:
    All participants are required to have an NCSOE online database account in order to participate. If you already have an account or SCOE login, you will need to update your account information for the new school year.
  4. Register and attend Orientation with your Mentor.
    All participants & Mentors are required to attend an Orientation. Participants & Mentors please sign up for the same class. There are 2 ways to participate in the Orientation:
    • You may attend a full 2 hour Orientation in Zoom: the 1st hour is the general overview and the 2nd hour is program specific information. Visit the NCSOE Program Calendars page to register. - OR -
    • You may watch the first hour (the general overview) online in Canvas (accessed in The Professional Learning Hub course) then attend ONLY the 2nd hour in the Zoom Orientation class you have registered for. Attendance is only taken during the 2nd hour of the Orientation class. If you choose this option, please register for the full two hour class.
  5. OPTIONAL: Complete the “Starting Out Right” online Canvas course by registering through your NCSOE account.
    This free course is updated each year with new information to help you successfully start the year off right. To locate the course, click on the “Online Professional Learning Courses” button on the right side of your account Profile page.
  6. Register for and attend professional learning classes.
    NCSOE offers a variety of professional learning opportunities that provide in-depth learning aligned with your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Mentors may choose to attend the sessions with their Candidates. (Visit the Program Calendar for a list of offerings and to register.)
  7. Register for and attend an End-of-Year Sharecase with your Mentor.
    NSCOE Professional Learning programs culminate with a required Sharecase that Mentors and Candidates attend together to reflect on their personal and professional growth throughout the year. (Visit the Program Calendar for available dates and times and to register.)
  8. Questions? Please contact the Program Coordinator in your county.
  1. As soon as you have been assigned to a Candidate, create/update your NCSOE database account.
    New Mentors must complete and submit a Mentor Application (see document in orange box below) to the district and upload the document to their NCSOE account; an updated application is due once every 3 years for returning Mentors.
  2. Register and attend Orientation with your Candidate.
    All participants & Mentors are required to attend an Orientation. Participants & Mentors please sign up for the same class. There are 2 ways to participate in the Orientation:
    • You may attend a full 2 hour Orientation in Zoom: the 1st hour is the general overview and the 2nd hour is program specific information. Visit the NCSOE Program Calendars page to register. - OR -
    • You may watch the first hour (the general overview) online in Canvas (accessed in The Professional Learning Hub course) then attend ONLY the 2nd hour in the Zoom Orientation class you have registered for. Attendance is only taken during the 2nd hour of the Orientation class. If you choose this option, please register for the full two hour class.
  3. Complete "The Launch," an online Canvas training accessed through your NCSOE account.
    This free course is required and updated each year with new information and will help you successfully start the year off right.
  4. Optional: Register for and attend professional learning with your Candidate.
    Mentors may wish to attend one or more CSTP-based professional learning classes or an ILP workshop with their Candidate (Visit the Program Calendar for a list of offerings and to register.)
  5. Register for and attend (3) Mentor trainings (required).
    New Mentors are required to attend the foundational courses: MAC 301: The Foundations of Inquiry-Based Mentoring, MAC 302: The Art of Observation in Mentoring, and MAC 303: Becoming a Super Mentor. (See NCSOE Course Catalog for course descriptions.) Returning Mentors may select from a variety of topics offered throughout the year. (Visit the NCTIP Handbook for requirements and the Program Calendar for a list of offerings and to register.)
  6. Register for and attend an End-of-Year Sharecase with your Candidate.
    NSCOE Professional Learning programs culminate with a required Sharecase that Mentors and Candidates attend together to reflect on their personal and professional growth throughout the year. (Visit the Program Calendar for available dates and times and to register.)
  7. Questions? Please contact the Program Coordinator in your county.