Induction Program

(209) 468.4926 • Staff Directory


Induction is the required route for both General Education and Education Specialist teachers to clear their preliminary credential. Induction is the second tier within California’s Learning to Teach System. Induction is a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the teacher’s first year of teaching.

An Early Completion Option is available for teachers who qualify. Those who wish to apply need to first contact the Induction Coordinator at (209) 468-9190.


  • Must be employed with a district/employer who is in partnership with TCSJ’s induction program. (see list)
  • Teachers who have a California Single Subject or Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential
  • Teachers who have an out-of-state or out–of-country credential and need induction to clear their credential
  • Teachers who have an Education Specialist Level I Credential or an Education Specialist Preliminary credential
  • Program Highlights

  • Candidates are paired with a grade level and/or subject area mentor within 30 days of enrolling in induction. Education Specialist teachers are paired with a mentor who holds the same Education Specialist authorization.
  • Candidates develop an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) that provides the road map for the candidate’s induction experience. The ILP is created based upon each candidate’s needs.
  • The Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) is developed in consultation with their mentor and the site administrator, and is periodically revisited and revised.
  • Candidates receive individualized support/mentoring coordinated and/or provided by the mentor. Mentoring support includes “just-in-time” and longer-term analysis of teaching practice to help candidates develop enduring professional skills.
  • Candidates reflect upon their professional teacher practice using the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).
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