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Alliance for Teacher Excellence

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Alliance for Teacher Excellence is an accredited California Induction Program, governed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Our purpose is to provide a system of support and mentoring to help new teachers successfully transition into the teaching profession.

Participating Schools

What is a Teacher Induction Program?

Alliance for Teacher Excellence is a two year professional credential preparation program in the California Learning to Teach System intended to support teachers in earning a clear credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Who do we serve?

Alliance for Teacher Excellence is a consortium serving nine counties; Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties.

Districts served in 9 counties

Credentials Programs Offered: 

Our Induction Program provides a pathway to 4 types of credentials:

  1. Preliminary - Career Technical Education Teaching Credential

  2. Clear - Career Technical Education Teaching Credential

  3. Clear - Education Specialist Credential

  4. Clear - Multiple or Single Subject Credential


Credential programs offered

Our Induction Model:   

Alliance for Teacher Excellence (ATE) offers a system of mentoring that builds on the competencies gained during the preliminary program to strengthen the professional knowledge, skills, and perspectives of new teachers.  Alliance for Teacher Excellence establishes an alliance between the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Institutes of Higher Education, and district and site administrators to provide a system of support that

  • ensures the availability of resources,

  • coordinates training and support for mentors,

  • connects Credential Candidates to the larger professional learning community, and

  • offers Credential Candidates multiple opportunities to demonstrate growth toward mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.  

We strive to cultivate a culture of teacher growth and development, build teacher leadership among mentors, retain qualified teachers, and enhance student learning.  

Click here to download the "Teacher Induction Model"