The Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program offers induction support to individuals in their first and second year of teaching. The BTSA Program also offers professional education, training and practice in induction support services for experienced teachers who serve as support providers/portfolio assessors and observers. Induction services consist of collegial coaching, professional development, and formative assessment using observations and teaching portfolios.
Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from Liz Arellanes, 3000 State University Drive, Sacramento, CA 95819, 916.278.6249.