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Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Consortium

The second element of teacher support is the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Consortium. This program is designed to support and assist first- and second-year teachers with preliminary multiple- and single-subject credentials earn the professional clear credential. Candidates for BTSA Induction are distinguished from Intern program candidates by their having completed the professional preparation for the preliminary teaching credential.

The Tulare County BTSA Induction Consortium currently includes over 260 first- and second-year teachers and nearly 150 Support Providers who work closely together in 30 school districts from throughout Tulare County. The Tulare County BTSA Induction Consortium is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to recommend teachers who complete the induction process for the Professional Clear Credential. BTSA staff members and their contact information are listed below. Please contact any staff member for more information.




Tulare County Office of Education
BTSA Program
2500 West Burrel, P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091

phone: (559) 730-2955



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
2637 W. Burrel Ave., P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219
TTY (hearing impaired): (559) 733-6314

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