What is Induction?
Induction is a state mandated program originally co-sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Induction programs are locally designed and implemented in accordance with the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs and aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
Induction is designed to:
- Support a smooth transition from teacher preparation into the complex responsibilities of teaching.
- Provide opportunities for newly-credentialed and beginning teachers to expand and deepen their teaching knowledge and skills.
- Fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credentials.
- Take the place of graduate level university coursework.
To provide a robust system of mentoring that strengthens participants’ professional practice, inspires a growth mindset, develops reflective habits of mind, and contributes to future retention in the profession.
To recruit, prepare and retain exemplary teachers who are committed to advancing their knowledge and skills, while developing into confident, efficacious, lifelong learners whose work is infused with a sense of purpose, in order to educate all students to become responsible, literate, thinking and contributing members of a diverse society.
We embrace strengths-based educational principles that emphasize the positive aspects of effort and achievement as well as human strengths. This includes encouraging educators to intentionally discover their own talents and develop and apply strengths as they work to remain current in their fields, improve their teaching methods, design and implement their curriculum, and help students discover their own talents.
The program utilizes a research-based system of mentoring to facilitate growth in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and application of the four Learning Cycles, through implementation of the Danielson Framework, a key tool to stimulate reflection and analysis of teaching practice between support providers and participating teachers.