Teacher Induction

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Induction Enrollment has closed for 2018-19.
Enrollment for 2019-2020 will open July 1, 2019.
Contact your district lead for information on how to start to the process.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) issues a preliminary credential that requires its holder to complete an approved induction program. The Stanislaus County Induction Programs Director will recommend a candidate for his or her clear credential upon successful completion of the program requirements. The Stanislaus County Induction Program is designed such that a candidate may complete the requirements in the first two years of teaching under the preliminary credential.

Induction Requirements for the Candidate

Candidates participate in a two-year, individualized, job embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the candidate’s first year of teaching.  Each candidate will be evaluated on competence and growth towards mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).  The candidate is required to work collaboratively with an assigned mentor in order to complete all requirements.  Early Completion Option for “experienced and exceptional” candidates who meet the program’s established criteria is available.

Each year of induction consists of:

  • 1 full day event (Orientation) to draft the ILP and begin the first inquiry cycle, occurring within 60 days of enrollment in induction
  • 3 three-hour events (Inquiry 1, Inquiry 2 and Finale) to revisit the various cycles of inquiry (reflecting, reviewing, revising and drafting)
  • 1 hour per week support of the candidate by the mentor (outside of induction events)
  • 2 observations (minimum) – 1  observation of candidate by mentor and 1 observation of another educator by the candidate
  • At least 1 triad conversation (mentor, administrator and candidate).  More triad conversations may be needed to garner the input on the various inquiry cycles.

The SCOE Induction Program reserves the right to conduct a formal observation of any candidate if deemed necessary.

SCOE Induction COGS Illustration

Medical/Maternity Leave Form

Sometimes life happens in the middle of your Induction experience.  If you will need to pause, or stop, your Induction experience within the year because of these circumstances, please follow these steps:

  • Call/email Alison Beech [abeech [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (subject: Induction%3A%20Medical%2FMaternity%20Leave%20request)  or (209) 238-1338] to discuss your plan for eventual completion of your Induction year.

  • Complete the Medical/Maternity Leave Form

  • Scan and attach to email.  Send to tstewart [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (subject: Medical%2FMaternity%20Leave%20Form) .

Key Contacts

Alison Beech

Alison Beech, Induction Director

(209) 238-1338
Gina Smith

Gina Smith, Induction Consultant

(209) 238-1303
Aurora Trejo

Aurora Trejo, Professional Development Supervisor

(209) 238-1309
Lisa McKee

Lisa McKee, Credentialing Events Specialist

(209) 238- 1311
Tricia Stewart

Tricia Stewart, Credentialing Events Specialist

(209) 238-1323

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to pause/stop my Induction experience mid-year. What do I do?

Sometimes life happens in the middle of your Induction experience.  If you will need to pause, or stop, your Induction experience within the year because of situational circumstances (medical issues, maternity leave, etc.), please follow these steps:

  • Call/email abeech [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (subject: Induction%3A%20Medical%2FMaternity%20Leave) (Alison Beech) or (209) 238-1329 to discuss your plan for eventual completion of your Induction year.
  • Complete the Medical/Maternity Leave Form (pdf).
  • Scan and attach to email.  Send to tstewart [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (subject: Induction%20Leave%20form) (Tricia Stewart).
I will not be returning to SCOE Induction this year. What do I need to do?

If you will not be returning to the SCOE Induction program this year, but will also not be attending another program, please complete the Program Withdrawal form.  We will place this in your file, which will remain on hold until such time as you then complete with us or move on to another program.

  • Complete Program Withdrawal form (pdf) (can be found in related links on Teacher Induction main page).
  • Scan and attach to email.  Send to tstewart [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org.
I will be completing Year 2 with another Induction program. What do I do?

If you are transferring to another Induction program for your second year, you will need to have the new program request your Year 1 Transcript from SCOE Induction.

For a transcript to be issued, you will need to have completed all work/attendance required for Year 1 in addition to having a zero balance on any monies owed.

Please have your new Induction Program email tstewart [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org with this request.

Who is eligible to be a candidate in SCOE Teacher Induction?

You must possess, or be in the process of applying for, one or more of the following:

  • a current California Preliminary Multiple Subject credential
  • a current California Preliminary Single Subject credential
  • a current California Preliminary Education Specialist credential
  • a current California Level I Education Specialist credential

Also, you must be currently employed as a teacher under the credential you are trying to clear.

I received a letter of Non Re-Election. Now what do I do?
  • Districts must notify all employees of non re-election by March 15th. This is the formal notification to those who will not be employed next year in their current district.
  • Administrators have friends in many places. Maintaining a positive and professional attitude will enhance your reputation. You never know who that administrator will contact when you apply for a new position.
  • Induction can serve you even if you are hired for a half time certificated position in another district.
  • Attend teacher recruitment fairs. There are districts hiring. Check the EDJOIN.org website for locations.
  • As you finish out your school year, continue your induction work. Teachers with a clear credential or within one year of completing the work are more marketable.
  • Year One Candidates: Your year of work in Induction will not go away. You will be on hiatus after this year's completion. You will then be able to continue once you have your next teaching position.
  • Year Two/ECO Candidates: The completion of a thoughtful CGE signals meeting the requirements for clearing your credential. In some cases, SCOE Induction may require completion of a formal observation. If needed, you will be able to satisfy the formal observation requirement by borrowing a classroom. Induction staff will work out the details with you should the need arise.

Linked Resources:

Managing Job-Loss Stress article

How to Stay Positive During a Long Job Search

I received a Reduction In Force (RIF/Pink) slip. Now what do I do?
  • Don't panic. Districts must notify all employees of potential lay-offs by March 15th. Most superintendents and school boards will plan for the worst case scenario. The impact of budget cuts continues to be refined throughout the rest of the school year so it is possible for some of the "pink-slips" to be rescinded. May 15th is the deadline for the final notification to those who will not be employed next year.
  • Unanticipated revenue, enrollment and retirements or resignations result in staff being rehired during the next school year. Be careful of what you say and how you act. Be cordial and helpful. You never know when you may be called back to the district and face the same personnel. They will remember your attitude.
  • Administrators have friends in many places. Maintaining a positive and professional attitude will enhance your reputation. You never know who that administrator will contact when you apply for a new position.
  • This is the time to do your best work. Principals often fight for the return of those teachers who work well in the school and with colleagues. Be the good apple, not the bad apple.
  • Induction can serve you even if you are hired for a half time certificated position.
  • Attend teacher recruitment fairs. There are districts hiring. Check the EDJOIN.org website for locations.
  • As you finish out your school year, continue your induction work. Teachers with a clear credential or within one year of completing the work are more marketable.
  • Year One Candidates: Your year of work in Induction will not go away. You will be on hiatus after this year's completion. You will then be able to continue once you have your next teaching position.
  • Year Two/ECO Candidates: The completion of a thoughtful CGE signals meeting the requirements for clearing your credential. In some cases, SCOE Induction may require completion of a formal observation. If needed, you will be able to satisfy the formal observation requirement by borrowing a classroom. Induction staff will work out the details with you should the need arise.

Linked Resources:

Managing Job-Loss Stress article

How to Stay Positive During a Long Job Search