Point Loma Nazarene University is proud to offer BTSA Participating Teachers and Support Providers the opportunity to earn 3 - 6 graduate units upon completion of your district's induction program. A reduced fee of $75.00 / unit is provided for this graduate credit.

 

Registration must occur 3 units at a time.  If you have evidence of completion of 2 years of BTSA, and therefore have earned 6 units of credit, you will register twice for 3 units each.

You can register for BTSA credits online.  Please select the PLNU Regional Center closest to your home - either Bakersfield or Mission Valley.

Program Completion

At the completion of your induction program, or the completion of each year, email the following documents to the contact below at the same PLNU Regional Center you selected during online registration:

Bakersfield San Diego - Mission Valley
Dawn Silberberg Nicole Morales
dawnsilberberg@pointloma.edu nicolemorales@pointloma.edu
(661) 321-3481 (619) 563-2811

 

Required Documents for BTSA Graduate Credit

Participating Teachers:

  • Certificate of Completion, signed by Induction Director, verifying successful completion of each year of BTSA/Induction Participation;
  • Reflection Document that depicts the following things:
    • Your specific IIP goal and dates that you focused on that goal
    • The student achievement data that shows student growth as a result of your goal area, and
    • Your next steps as an educator and future goal areas.

*You may submit the BTSA Induction work you already completed as a function of your Induction program as long as it contains the information in a through c above. Examples might be your Individual Induction Plan (IIP), a Colloquium presentation, or a reflection exercise that is already required of you. Be sure it contains student achievement data as well as your teaching goals based on the CSTP.

required document example

Support Providers:

  • Certificate of Completion, signed by Induction Director, verifying successful support of beginning teachers for each year you are seeking credit;
  • Reflection Document that depicts the following things:
    • Your specific work with at least one beginning teacher: what were the IIP goals? What support strategies were the most effective?
    • A description of how students achieved as a result of your beginning teacher’s goal area, and
    • Your next steps as an educator and your future goal areas as a support provider.

Note:  Documents must include your name, district, date, and specify BTSA Year 1 or Year 2.  Handwritten documents will not be accepted.

Please note, if you are applying to the MATL program you will NOT register for your BTSA units this way, but will do so within your program when your register for all your other courses.

Note: A signed official transcript request form must be submitted before transcripts can be sent

Note: Six BTSA units can be applied to a 36 unit Master's Degree, with six additional units applied from a recently completed, WASC accredited credential program.