Teacher Induction

Teacher Induction

Early Completion Option for “experienced and exceptional” candidates who meet the program's established criteria is available for Year 1 Induction Teachers.
California has a two-tiered credentialing system for teachers. The second tier of preparation, “Teacher Induction” is a two-year job-embedded individualized induction program that is focused on extensive support and mentoring to new teachers in their first and second year of teaching. Induction is required for both General Education and Education Specialist teachers to clear their preliminary credential.


The TCSJ Teacher Induction Experience consists of:

  • Orientation to be completed by the candidate within a week of program enrollment
  • Candidates are matched to mentors by their school and/or district according to credentials held, grade level, and/or subject area within 30 days of enrolling in induction
  • Attending Monthly Learning Seminars to dive deep into the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs).
  • Accessing and utilizing Canvas LMS through TCSJ’s Google Suite
  • 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) documents two full cycles of inquiry, from a student performance-centered SMARTIE goal to reflection.
  • The Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) is developed in consultation with their mentor and the site administrator and is periodically revisited and revised.
  • At least 1 hour of mentor support per week (outside of induction events). 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)
  • Completing and submitting all required induction items in Canvas

We will begin accepting applications for fall 2022 beginning August 1 until November 1.

Teacher Induction Partnering Districts, County Offices of Education, Charter Schools, Non-Public Schools and Private Schools

Districts & COE’s
Charter, Non-Public & Private Schools
Banta Elementary School District ABLE Charter Schools
Bret Harte Union School District Bella Vista Christian Academy
Calaveras County Office of Education Delta Charter Online
Escalon Unified School District Delta Charter School
Jefferson Elementary School District Delta Home School
Lammersville Unified School District Delta Keys Charter
Lincoln Unified School District EPIC Academy
Linden Unified School District KIPP Public Schools Northern California/KIPP Stockton Kindergarten-8 Grade (UP)
Mark Twain Union Elementary School District NextGeneration STEAM Academy
New Hope Elementary School District Point Quest Education EDH, Inc
New Jerusalem School District River Islands High School
Oak View Union Elementary School District River Islands Technology Academy
Ripon Unified School District St. Anthony’s Catholic School
San Joaquin County Office of Education St. Bernard’s Catholic School
Vallecito Union School District St. Luke Catholic Elementary School
Stallworth Charter School
Stockton Collegiate International Schools
Stallworth Charter School
Team Charter School
Tracy Learning Center
Vista Oaks Charter School


    • Must have valid Clear California Teaching Credential
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience
    • District assigned you

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Roles & Responsibilities

    • All mentors complete an orientation within the first week of being enrolled in the program as a mentor.
    • Establish a scheduled time to meet with participating teacher weekly
    • Provide participating teacher with a minimum of one hour of individualized or coordinated support and mentoring per week
    • Provide the required mentoring and support as outlined on the Mentor Roles and Responsibilities found in the Teacher Induction Handbook
    • Attend the required Learning Seminars & Mentor Trainings
    • Completing and submitting all required induction items in Canvas