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OUSD Induction Contact


Kristin Garrison
Coordinator, Human Resources

Induction District Lead


Clear Credentials

The following California credentials can be cleared through our program: 

  • Educational Specialist
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Single Subjects 


Are your passionate about teaching? 

Are you interested in supporting Oceanside's newest members of the teaching profession? 

Consider becoming an Induction Mentor!

Contact Kristin Garrison for further details. 


Teacher Induction 

Teacher Induction, formerly called BTSA,  is a state-funded program co-sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). 


The program engages preliminary credentialed teachers in a job-embedded formative assessment system of support and professional growth.  Teacher Induction programs are locally designed and implemented in accordance with the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs and aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.


Currently, Oceanside Unified works in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education to offer a Teacher Induction Program. 

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.  Email Kristin Garrison to be added to the enrollment list.  The enrollment window will close on September 4, 2020.        



Those enrolled in the program will receive:

  • Two years of ongoing support by an experienced, highly trained mentor/support provider
  • Opportunities to observe exemplary teachers
  • Job-embedded professional development and support
  • Option to earn units to apply toward a Master's degree and/or salary advancement
  • A California Clear Credential


To enroll in the program you must be a full-time, contracted employee of OUSD.

Program requirements include: 

  • Contracted OUSD employee. 
  • Demonstrate classroom application of the Induction Standards for the Teaching Profession 
  • Implement classroom-based inquiry projects
  • Attend all required meetings
  • Collaborate weekly with the assigned mentor 
  • Completion of all assignments in the two-year program
  • Payment of $1,000 per year        


Upon successful completion of each year of the program, Oceanside offers teachers a $500 reimbursement towards the cost of the program. 

All assignments must be successfully completed in order to receive the reimbursement.