Merced County Office of Education

​​​​​​​Credentialing Programs


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Teacher Induction Program

The Teacher Induction Program (TIP) is a two year Induction Program for teachers holding a preliminary credential.  All holders of State Bill 2042 preliminary credentials must clear their credentials by participating in an Induction Program. TIP is structured to assist new teachers in the demonstration and application of the knowledge and skills acquired during the teacher preparation experience.​

Education Specialist Intern C​redential (ESI)

The Education Specialist Intern Credential Program is designed for special teachers wishing to complete their California Preliminary Credential while teaching full time. ESI is a two-year program  for Special Education credentials in which interns gain expertise through coursework, coaching and continual support. ​

Preliminary Administrative Services​ Cred​ential (PASC)

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Bridges to Leadership) is a program to prepare a team of high-potential administrators to working in high priority schools. The focus will be on the continued implementation of a vision and school culture capable of improving student achievement.

Clear Administrative Services Credential (C​ASC) 

The Clear Administrative Services Credential program(ADMIN KEYS) is based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) and is designed for administrators to demonstrate the ability to meet or exceed each of the standards through a blended learning model.  ​​​​