North Coast School of Education

Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave Program (TPSL)


NCSOE, in partnership with accredited School Districts, provides TPSL Holders employed as a “teacher of record” and their Mentors with support and specialized training that meets the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s (CCTC) requirements and responsibilities (CTC leaflet CL-902).


TPSL Foundational Course

NCSOE’s online self-paced course provides TPSL Holders with the foundational skills and understanding needed to be successful in today’s classroom. This course includes:

  • Introduction to Early Orientation & Local Context Application
  • Classroom Management & the Learning Environment
  • Best Practices in Instruction & Individualized Education Programs
  • Human Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Teaching English Learners
  • Ethics and Professionalism*
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene*
  • Pedagogy

* Employing districts or agencies may have/require their own versions of these trainings; if so, it is encouraged that TPSL holders complete these site-based trainings. If not, the modules are provided at no additional cost.

Mentor Support and Training

In addition to the TPSL Foundational Course, districts are required to provide TPSL Holders with a trained site-based Mentor to help guide the TPSL Holder as they develop their teaching practice. NCSOE’s mentoring-based system supports Mentors with standards-based training grounded in theoretical research that builds upon and strengthens their ability to administer high quality and effective coaching and mentoring.


OPTION #1: Complete TPSL Program

  • The TPSL holder completes NCSOE’s Foundational Course
  • NCSOE provides Mentor support and specialized Mentor training
  • NCSOE funds back to the district the Mentor stipend

OPTION #2: TPSL Foundational Course Only

  • The TPSL holder completes NCSOE’s Foundational Course
  • The district provides the Mentor with support and training

If your district employer has requested that you participate in NCSOE's program, please contact NCSOE at for enrollment instructions and next steps.


Always use the same email address for each of the following NCSOE accounts:

  • NCSOE program enrollment (online enrollment form)
  • NCSOE/SCOE account (class registration for live synchronous classes)
  • Canvas account (online asynchronous coursework and where you track program progress/completion)

Do you need to update your email? Read these Instructions.

NCSOE sends program communications through MailChimp and Canvas. To make sure you receive these important messages, we strongly recommend that you add the following emails to your Contacts:

  • - eNews (Mailchimp)
  • - Course Notifications (Canvas)

Enrollment Steps for New and Returning Mentors:

  1. Enroll in NCSOE: As soon as you have been assigned to a mentee, complete the Mentor Enrollment Form. ENROLL HERE.
    • All Mentors, even if returning from a previous year, must complete the enrollment form each year.
    • If you receive an additional mentee assignment after having completed the enrollment form, please contact your Program Coordinator so we can update our records.
  2. Enroll in The Launch Canvas Course: This online welcome Canvas course is updated each year to provide important program information, updates and next steps. Course opens in August 2023. ENROLL HERE
  3. Attend a Program Orientation: Register for and attend a program Orientation with your mentee. Registration will open in August 2023. REGISTER HERE
  4. Begin meeting the Mentor Academy Requirements: Registration will open in August 2023. REGISTER HERE
    • New NCSOE Mentors: (Mentors in their 1st year of mentoring with NCSOE):
      Register for and attend Foundational Mentor Academies (MAC 301, 302 or 303).
    • Returning Mentors: (Mentors in their 2nd year of mentoring with NCSOE):
      Register for and attend one of the following Returning Mentor Mentor Academies (MAC 304, 305 or 306).
    • Experienced Mentors (Mentors in their 3rd or more years mentoring with NCSOE):
      Register for and attend the Fall and Spring Mentor Collaboratives (MAC 321 & 322).

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