External ResourcesExternal Web sites that provide resources for professional development. Note: These Web sites are not managed by the California Department of Education.
Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA)
A program supporting individuals in their first and second years of teaching through mentoring and coaching, professional development and training activities, and assessment of professional growth.
California BTSA and Intern Alternative Certification Evaluation Study Technical Report
A technical report performed by UC Riverside that answers the eight questions found in the Governor's 2006-07 Budget, regarding strengths and improvements needed with the state BTSA and Intern Programs.
on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
Ensuring integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools.
Education Conference Calendar
Identifies statewide and national education conferences of interest to educators.
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)
An initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.
California Subject Matter
A professional development organization for educators comprised of a network of nine discipline-based statewide projects.
Career Technical Education
The Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program (CRY-ROP), in partnership with the California Department of Education is offering K-12 school districts, ROCPs, community colleges, and charter schools the opportunity to participate in a statewide program to fully develop CTE TEACH, a new teacher training program. CTE TEACH is similar to the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program for regular academic teachers and is designed to support the unique needs of new Career Technical Education teachers transitioning from industry to the classroom.