Induction Program

Are you interested in moving your teaching to the next level while earning your clear credential?

The Teacher Induction & Clear Credentialing (TICC) Program (formerly known as BTSA) in the Reach Teaching Academy will help you develop an inquiry-based mindset while improving your instructional skills.

Reach believes that an inquiry-based approach to teaching is vitally important to high quality teaching. Through regular work with a mentor, teachers in the TICC program design individual cycles of inquiry based on their personal learning needs. Over the course of two years, Mentors will provide support to PTs as they engage in various explorations and investigations in order to demonstrate evidence of growth and development toward mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) Professional Standards.

Site-Based Mentors are selected and trained within the Reach Instructional Leadership Academy to support each teacher in reaching his/her professional goals. (Potential TICC Mentors: please review the Instructional Leadership Academy or Coaching Certificate Programs pages.)

Candidates who complete the Reach TICC program earn recommendation for a California Clear Teaching Credential while developing into skilled classroom leaders, with a mindset toward inquiry in education.

As an option, eligible candidates may elect to simultaneously earn the Reach Master of Education in Teaching degree concurrently while earning the California Clear Teaching Credential.

Who is eligible:

Teachers who have a California Preliminary Teaching Credential.

Teachers must be employed at a Reach partner school.


Teachers must be the teacher of record for at least one class in the area in which the credential holder is authorized to teach and must be teaching a minimum of 60%.

Credentials Earned:

Once candidates have successfully completed all program requirements, they will be recommended by the Program for their California Clear Teaching Credential.

The Reach Institute for School Leadership is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Tuition and Fees:

Teacher Induction Year 1
Teachers that hold a Preliminary Teaching Credential
Progress towards a Clear Teaching Credential
Teacher Induction Year 2
Teachers that hold a Preliminary Teaching Credential and have completed Year 1
Earn a Clear Teaching Credential
Early Completion Option (ECO)
Teachers that hold a Preliminary Teaching Credential, have applied and been accepted onto ECO pathway
Earn a Clear Teaching Credential

Teacher Induction Mentor Training:

Р Instructional Coaching Foundations series
Site Based Mentors that are new to coaching in the TICC Program
Complete orientation & required training to serve as a teacher induction mentor
$1,000 per training*

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