Sacramento County Office of Education and School of Education

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is one of 58 county offices of education in the State of California. SCOE provides technical assistance, curriculum and instructional support, staff development, legal and financial advice, and oversight to Sacramento County school districts.

SCOE plays a leadership role in delivering quality education to more than 235,000 K-12 public school students in Sacramento County. The SCOE School of Education houses two divisions: Teaching and Leading.

The Teaching division of the School of Education houses the Intern Program and SCOE Teacher Induction Program. The Intern Program provides an alternative pathway to traditional teacher preparation programs by offering an accelerated entry to teaching. Colleges and universities, or an approved LEA may sponsor these programs. SCOE is a CTC accredited provider for Single Subject Math or Science, Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) Intern Credential Programs.

The Leading division of the School of Education is housed in the Leadership Institute, a collaboration with local school districts that prepares and supports aspiring education leaders as well as current administrators. The Leadership Institute provides CTC-approved programs for preliminary administrative credentials and clear credentials. The Institutes are year-round programs focused on filling the expected need for highly qualified and trained administrators in the Sacramento Region. The Institute supports the development of the skills needed to provide leadership at school sites and in district administration. The Institute was honored with a prestigious Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association in December 2013. The guiding principle is “high-quality leadership is key to success for students, teachers, schools, and districts.”