Each participant in the Credential programs offered by the state need to have a Support provider that meets the requirements for selection and assignment and has been trained to meet their responsibilities.
Selection and Assignment of Support Providers There is a new process for the selection and assignment of Support Providers. Training dates for the site selection team that will be implementing the selection process may be accessed by clicking on the Site Selection Team Training link.
Video Observation Phase Support Provider Applicants that are ready to move to the video observation phase may find the calendar of dates and locations by clicking on the Video Observation Schedule link.
Site Selection Memorandum
and Forms Memorandum
5601.1 Support Provider Programs (read
only), includes the guidelines and forms schools need to implement the process
Attach A - Procedures for Selecting New Tchr...
Attach B - New Tchr Support Provider Application
Attach C - LAUSD Beginning Tchr Programs--Eligibility
Attach D - New Tchr Support Providers Eligibility to Travel
Attach E - New Tchr Support Provider Match-Up Form
BTSA is the state approved Induction program that allows participants who successfully complete the process to earn their California Clear Teaching Credential.
You may follow the links below for more information on BTSA goals, requirements and registration information.
The BTSA Induction Program is committed to providing participating teachers with high quality professional development and support to assist them in meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a Professional Clear Teaching Credential. The Los Angeles Unified School District BTSA Induction Program provides the following support and assessment components
BTSA Induction Orientation
Participating teachers must attend a BTSA Orientation at the beginning of both years of the BTSA Induction Program. During the Orientation, participating teachers will receive specific information regarding all program components.
The California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers (CFASST) and Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT)
CFASST and FACT are support processes designed to assist participating teacher’s professional development. Both include a structured series of critical thinking tasks that are completed within the context of the participating teachers’ classroom with the support and assistance of a qualified Support Provider.
Each participating teacher is paired with a highly trained Support Provider taking into consideration credentials held; subject matter knowledge; orientation to learning; relevant experience; current assignments; and geographic proximity. Support Providers develop a confidential relationship of support and assistance with the participating teachers they serve. Support provided includes, but is not limited to, weekly visits to observe teaching practice and provide feedback, demonstration lessons, assistance with planning lessons and assessing student learning, and release time to observe others.
An Induction Portfolio is a comprehensive collection of authentic assessment activities compiled to demonstrate and document participating teachers’ attainment of each element of Induction Standards 15-20. Participating teachers will submit their completed portfolios for review at the end of their Induction Program as evidence of completion of all program requirements necessary to apply for a Professional Clear Teaching Credential. Participants will also complete a yearly portfolio review to verify that all requirements are being met.
The BTSA/Induction Program staff believes that continuous improvement based upon the on-going feedback from all program stakeholders is necessary to provide an exceptional program that meets the needs of its participants. With this in mind, all participants will complete multiple program evaluations throughout the year in regards to various program components. This feedback will be analyzed and shared with all stakeholders and improvements to the program will be made.