Induction (EBIC/BTSA)

Please visit the East Bay Induction Consortium (EBIC) website for more information. 

Employees of Newark Unified School District are eligible to participate in East Bay Induction to clear their preliminary Multiple Subject credential, Single Subject credential and/or Education Specialist credential at no cost.

What is CTIP?

The California Teacher Induction Program (CTIP) formerly known as “Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction” is a program sponsored the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) designed to support the professional development of newly-credentialed Credential Candidates and fulfill the requirements for the California Professional Clear Multiple/ Single Subject, and Education Specialist Instruction Credential. The CTIP provides formative assessment, individualized support, and advanced content for newly-credentialed teachers. Senate Bill 2042 identified it as the only pathway to a clear credential. While the name changed in 2014, the intent and purpose remains the same.

Teacher Induction Program Goals

  • Provide an effective transition into the teaching career.
  • Improve the educational performance of students through improved training, information, and assistance for new teachers
  • Enable the Credential Candidate to be effective in teaching students who are culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse.
  • Ensure the professional success and retention of new teachers.
  • Ensure that a Support Provider/ Mentor  provides intensive individualized support and assistance to each participating beginning teacher.
  • Ensure that an Individual Learning Plan (ILP)  is in place for each beginning teacher and is based on an ongoing assessment of the development of the beginning teacher.
  • Ensure continuous program improvement through ongoing research, development, and evaluation.

About EBIC

East Bay Induction Consortium is a commission approved Induction program that supports public and private schools. The East Bay Induction Consortium “EBIC” is one of 156 active Induction programs throughout the state of California. Newark Unified School District is the local educational agency (LEA) for this Induction program.

Since 2014, EBIC operates two commission-approved Induction programs. It is approved to support general education and special education teachers in public or private institutions who need to clear a preliminary multiple or single subject credential, a Level I Education Specialist credential or a preliminary Education Specialist credential. The EBIC program is designed for completion in two years.

The EBIC Leadership Team consists of an Induction Director, a Coordinator for Private and Charter Schools, and an Administrative Secretary. Our goal is to ensure that all qualified Induction Credential Candidates have access to an effective and high quality professional Induction program. Connections with local institutions of higher education (IHE) have been established to promote professional support and collaboration. The Induction Director and/or Coordinator provide day-to-day coordination within the local school districts, and are responsible for implementing and coordinating local support, and ensuring program accountability and quality. The Leadership Team meets monthly to develop or revise program policy and to monitor and assess the implementation of the Induction program.

An Advisory Council whose members represent teachers, administrators and board members from all partner districts or schools provide additional support and guidance in matters of program implementation, and evaluation. The Induction Director serves as program manager and executive officer of the Advisory Council.


East Bay Induction Consortium (EBIC) is a collaborative network of professional educators who support and mentor teachers with a preliminary teaching credential through the requirements of Induction that lead to a professional clear credential. Through a structured system of formative assessment, research-based inquiry, and data analysis, EBIC is committed to empowering teachers …

◊ to be reflective practitioners and lifelong learners,
◊ to be prepared to meet the needs of their diverse teaching population, and
◊ to strive for student success in academics, character development and civic participation.


Leonor I. Rebosura

Director of East Bay Induction Consortium

Leonor manages and directs East Bay Induction Consortium (EBIC), which support teachers in public, private and charter schools. EBIC provides two teacher induction programs that provide a pathway for teachers to clear their preliminary teaching credentials and earn a professional clear credential. EBIC develops, coordinates and conducts professional development events integrating adult learning structures and philosophy. EBIC provides coaching and technical assistance for site administrators and district personnel on the induction process, the implementation of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs. Newark Unified School District is the Lead Educational Agency of EBIC.

Julie Reimer

Administrative Secretary

Julie supports the Director of East Bay Induction Consortium (EBIC). She is responsible for communication and the records systems of EBIC. She maintains the database, schedules and coordinates professional development activities, and creates and maintains a variety of reports, records and program files related to the accreditation system of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Julie is also responsible for managing the fiscal records of the Consortium.