North Coast School of Education

Teaching Permit for Statutory 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

  1. Contact your District Coordinator to be assigned a Mentor.
  2. 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.
  3. Register and attend Orientation with your Mentor.
    Some site-based Orientations may be equivalent to part of the NCSOE Orientation; be sure to check with your Program Lead here at NCSOE.

TPSL Mentors Must Hold A Valid Clear Or Life Credential
Aligned With The TPSL Holder’s Credential Type.

  1. As soon as you have been assigned to a TPSL Holder, 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 an NCSOE Orientation with your TPSL Holder. (Visit the NCSOE Program Calendars page for available dates and times and to register.)
  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. 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 Program Calendar for a list of offerings and to register.)
  5. Register for and attend an End-of-Year Sharecase.
    NSCOE Professional Learning programs culminate with a required Sharecase to reflect on personal and professional growth throughout the year. You may wish to invite your TPSL Holder to attend with you, however, the TPSL Holder’s attendance is optional. (Visit the NCSOE Program Calendars page for available dates and times and to register.)
  6. Questions? Please contact the Program Coordinator in your county.

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