UCLA Extension

Early Completion Option & BTSA Waiver

Early Completion Option

Candidates who have two or more years of successful teaching performance at a United States public school may qualify for the early completer option.  Candidates with teaching experience at a private school or at a school outside of the United States may submit documentation for the ECO option for review.

To apply for this option, applicants must submit:

  1. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s principal school administrator recommending the applicant for this option.  This letter must speak to the applicant’s teaching performance.
  2. Two years of recent, successful, summative teaching performance evaluations (Must be within the last three years).  Evaluations must be from a public or private school in the United States.


BTSA Waiver

If you have completed the first year of BTSA with a school district, then you may qualify for a waiver of the first induction/inquiry cycle. You must submit proof of completing year one. 

Linked below are some samples of what we are looking for.

Sample LBUSD BTSA Documentation

Sample LAUSD BTSA Documentation

Sample Alhambra USD BTSA Documentation