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1 BTSA Induction for Special Education Teachers Frequently Asked Questions about the BTSA Induction program for Education Specialists Janice Pingel, Education Specialist Resource Teacher Teacher Preparation and Induction Go to Viewing Options

2 Viewing Options PowerPoint Presentation FAQs about your options FAQs about earning your clear credential Contact a live person Next Step Sign up on ERO for one of our weekly Informational Sessions to get an enrollment packet. Sign up on ERO Welcome! Were happy that youre interested in learning more about earning your professional clear credential through SDUSDs BTSA Induction Program. You have three choices to view the information: (1) as a standard PowerPoint presentation (slide by slide), (2) by selecting the information of immediate interest to you from two lists of FAQs, and (3) by contacting me directly by phone or . Select a link:

3 FAQs Part I: Understanding your Options How much will it cost to earn my clear credential with SDUSD? How long will it take to earn my clear credential with SDUSD? Do you offer a Level II credential? How do I know if I have a preliminary or a preliminary level I credential? How do I know if I have a preliminary or a preliminary level I credential? How do preliminary credential holders clear their credential? How do preliminary credential holders clear their credential? Is my preliminary credential eligible for SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? Is my preliminary credential eligible for SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? How do preliminary level I credential holders clear their credential? How do preliminary level I credential holders clear their credential? Is my preliminary level I credential eligible for SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? Is my preliminary level I credential eligible for SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? Who should I contact if I have more questions? Back to Viewing Options

4 FAQs Part II: Earning Your Clear Credential What are the steps involved in earning a special education clear credential through SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? What are the steps involved in earning a special education clear credential through SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? How will I meet the level II requirements through SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? How will I meet the level II requirements through SDUSDs BTSA Induction program? What do I need to know about the level II courses? When and where are the courses offered? Do you offer online courses? Can I get level II requirement credit for university courses that Ive already taken? Can I get level II requirement credit for university courses that Ive already taken? Ive attended a lot of professional development. Can I get level II requirement credit for that? Ive attended a lot of professional development. Can I get level II requirement credit for that? What are the course expectations? Who should I contact if I have more questions? Back to Viewing Options

5 BTSA Induction for Special Education Teachers Part 1: Understanding Your Options Back to Viewing Options

6 Level II or Professional Clear? In 2010, the CTC established two new levels for Education Specialist credentials. Instead of issuing Level I and Level II credentials, they began issuing Preliminary and Clear credentials. The last date to enroll in a Level I program was December 31, 2011, and candidates must finish the Level I program by January 31, The last date to enroll in a Level II program is December 31, 2014, and candidates must finish the Level II program by January 31, SDUSD offers the Professional Clear Credential for all candidates. Back to Viewing Options

7 Your Credential If you are not sure if you hold a Level I or a Preliminary credential: 1.Go to: 2.Click on Search for an Educator 3.Select Public Search 4.Type in your name and click search to display your credentials. 5.Check the Term column next to your credential to determine whether you hold a Preliminary Level I or a Preliminary credential. Click here Here This is a Level I This is a Preliminary Back to Viewing Options

8 Preliminary Credential Holders Have a Streamlined Route 1.Complete a Commission-approved Induction program in special education to obtain the Clear Education Specialist Instruction credential. SDUSD offers the new Clear credential Back to Viewing Options

9 Do you hold a Preliminary Credential in any of the following areas: M/M, M/S, D/HH, VI, ECSE, PHI, LAD? We're Sorry. You will most likely not be able to clear your credential through SDUSD BTSA Induction. Have you already completed at least one year of BTSA Induction? Have you taught for at least two years? Congratulations! You qualify for BTSA Induction. Congratulations! You qualify for BTSA Induction, and may qualify for ECO. Have you already completed two years of BTSA Induction for another credential? Congratulations! You qualify for Year 2 of BTSA Induction. Congratulations! You qualify for ES Modified BTSA Induction (IIP). Is Your Preliminary Credential Eligible for SDUSDs BTSA Induction Program? no yes Back to Viewing Options

10 Level I Credential Holders Have Options 1.Complete a Commission-approved program to obtain the Level II credential Enroll in a university or other program that still offers the Level II OR 1.Transition to a Commission-approved Induction program in special education to obtain the Clear Education Specialist Instruction credential. SDUSD offers the new Clear credential Back to Viewing Options

11 Is Your Level I Credential Eligible for SDUSDs BTSA Induction Program? Is the area of authorization for your Level I Credential in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe? We're Sorry. You will most likely not be able to clear your credential through SDUSD BTSA Induction. Have you already completed at least one year of BTSA Induction? Have you taught for at least two years? Congratulations! You qualify for BTSA Induction with ES Coursework. Congratulations! You qualify for BTSA Induction with ES Coursework, and may qualify for ECO. Have you already completed two years of BTSA Induction for another credential? Congratulations! You qualify for Year 2 of BTSA Induction with ES Coursework. Congratulations! You qualify for ES Modified BTSA Induction (IIP and Coursework). no yes Back to Viewing Options

12 Your Commitment Time: Depending upon your preliminary credential, prior experience with BTSA, graduate level university classes and/or professional development taken, number of years teaching, and the rate at which you would like to complete the work, your time commitment could be anywhere from two hours to two years. Cost: Depending upon your preliminary credential, prior experience with BTSA, graduate level university classes and/or professional development taken, number of years teaching, and the rate at which you would like to complete the work, your cost commitment for the entire program, including all materials and coursework, if applicable, could be anywhere from $0 to $5,350. Individual advisement is necessary to develop a plan that works for you! Back to Viewing Options

13 BTSA Induction for Special Education Teachers Part 2: Earning Your Clear Credential Back to Viewing Options

14 How to Earn a Clear Education Specialist Credential through SDUSD BTSA Induction 1.Sign up on ERO (sandi.net/ero) and attend an Informational Session. Learn all the basics of SDUSD BTSA Induction. 2.Schedule and attend an Individual Credential Advisement. Get all of your credentialing questions answered by a credential specialist. 3.Schedule and attend an Individual Program Advisement. Meet with the education specialist resource teacher to discuss your options and tailor a program that meets your specific needs. 4.Complete an Education Specialist Individual Induction Plan. Ensure that you are meeting all the requirements to clear your credential without duplicating any previous work that may apply. 5.Complete two years of BTSA Induction. All previous BTSA FACT or CFASST work successfully completed applies. You may qualify for Early Completion Option (ECO), which counts as two years. 6.Level I Credential holders complete any applicable Level II coursework. All required courses are offered by SDUSD at a nominal cost with all books and materials provided. Expedited on-site courses, online courses, and course equivalency petitions are available. Back to Viewing Options

15 Level II Content Requirement San Diego Unified School District offers the following Level II courses for candidates entering the Clear Education Specialist Program with a Level I Education Specialist, M/M and M/S: CourseCreditHrs SE 301 Advanced Behavior Management & Positive Behavior Supports (M/M & M/S)115 SE 302 Transition & Transition Planning (M/M & M/S)115 SE 304 Advanced Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (M/M OR M/S)230 SE 305 Advanced Collaboration, Consultation, & Co-teaching (M/M & M/S)115 Completing the four courses: Meets the Level II Content Requirement for your Credential. Earns District Salary Advancement Credit. Back to Viewing Options

16 About Level II Coursework Remember that these are graduate level courses, with graduate level expectations. In conjunction with BTSA Induction, coursework assignments address all CTC standards (common, program, and Level II). You may apply up to 10 hours per course toward your professional development requirement for BTSA Induction. Official transcripts are issued upon successful completion of the courses and BTSA Induction. Back to Viewing Options

17 Coursework Schedule All four courses are offered annually. Two courses per year are recommended. All classes are held at Mission Beach Center (unless noted). Courses are scheduled with consideration to traditional as well as year round schedules. Some classes may be flipped and/or offered online to provide more individualized attention and reduced seat time. Online courses are available. DateTimeCourse 9/6/2012 9/13/2012 9/20/2012 9/27/20124:30 - 7:30SE 301 Behavior 10/4/20124:30 - 7:30SE 301 Behavior 10/11/20124:30 - 7:30SE 301 Behavior 10/18/20124:30 - 7:30SE 301 Behavior 10/25/20124:30 - 7:30SE 301 Behavior 11/1/ /8/20124:30 - 7:30SE 305 Collaboration 11/15/20124:30 - 7:30SE 305 Collaboration 11/22/2012 Thanksgiving Break 11/29/20124:30 - 7:30SE 305 Collaboration 12/6/20124:30 - 7:30SE 305 Collaboration 12/13/20124:30 - 7:30SE 305 Collaboration 12/20/2012 Year Round Break 12/27/2012 Winter Break 1/3/2013 Winter Break 1/10/2013 Year Round Break 1/17/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 1/24/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 1/31/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 2/7/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 2/14/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 2/21/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 2/28/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 3/7/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 3/14/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 3/21/20134:30 - 7:30SE 304 Instruction 3/28/2013 4/4/2013 Spring Break 4/11/2013 Year Round Break 4/18/2013 Year Round Break 4/25/20134:30 - 7:30SE 302 Transition 5/2/20134:30 - 7:30SE 302 Transition 5/9/20134:30 - 7:30SE 302 Transition 5/16/20134:30 - 7:30SE 302 Transition 5/23/20134:30 - 7:30SE 302 Transition 5/30/2013 EXIT PRESENTATIONS Back to Viewing Options

18 Course Equivalency Petitions Appropriate university and non-university activities may be accepted in lieu of SDUSD Level II Standards Coursework. Activities must be delivered by qualified individuals, supported by appropriate resources, and evaluated on an ongoing basis. Activities must be completed after earning the Level I credential. Activities must meet the advanced Standards of the Level II program. Contact the Education Specialist Resource Teacher for additional information, forms, and instructions. Back to Viewing Options

19 Course Expectations Be familiar with and follow the CEC Code of Ethics and CEC Standards. Arrive promptly and attend all class sessions. Complete all assignments according to the specified due dates. Submit work with the understanding that it will be evaluated not only on content but also format (i.e. correct spelling and grammar, people first language). Maintain a 3.0 (B) GPA, with only course grades of A, B, or C counted to satisfy credential requirements. Adhere to SDUSDs Academic Honesty Policy (Administrative Procedure 4710). Back to Viewing Options

20 Still have more questions? Office Phone: Direct Line: Janice Pingel, Education Specialist Resource Teacher Teacher Preparation and Induction Back to Viewing Options


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