Induction Requirements

  • 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.

Induction Support

  • 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:

    • Coaching
    • Formal and informal observations
    • Debriefing a lesson
    • Analysis of student work
    • Problem solving
    • Sharing of resources and materials
    • Demonstration lessons
    • Co-teaching
    • Arranging a site visitation to a veteran teacher’s classroom
    • Creating and gathering evidence of Induction Standards
    • Other

Program Requirements

    • 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

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