Induction is the method Preliminary Credential holders must use to obtain a Professional Clear Credential. Induction replaces the former format of additional university coursework. It is work-embedded professional development designed to apply and extend the skills and knowledge learned in the preliminary program. Teachers who have earned a preliminary credential must complete the teacher Induction Program and demonstrate growth toward the CSTPs over a two-year period while enrolled in the program. Beginning in 2017-18, participating teachers will co-create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) centered on self-selected goals designed to demonstrate growth in the CSTPs.
Participating teachers will be assigned a full-time release Consulting Teacher (CT), with whom you will be expected to meet weekly. Consulting teachers provide support in a variety of ways. Some of these include:
- Formal and informal observations
- Debriefing a lesson
- Analysis of student work
- Problem solving
- Sharing of resources and materials
- Demonstration lessons
- Arranging a site visitation to a veteran teacher’s classroom
- Creating and gathering evidence of Induction Standards
- 30 hours of contact time with a Consulting Teacher, including weekly visits and support
- Professional Development aligned to your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and/or your school’s focus. These hours may be counted for buy-back.
- Participation in the Induction seminar series
- Completion of a local program survey
- Completion of the Induction State Survey
- Participation in the end of the year colloquium
- Online access and email communication. You will be expected to communicate with your Consulting Teacher to confirm appointments and to receive updates regarding Induction events and requirements.
Graduate-level credit available through the
University of San Diego