What is the Teacher Induction Program?
Teacher Induction is a two-year job embedded program where participating teachers meet weekly with a trained mentor to create an Individualized Learning Plan, using the California Standards for the Teaching Profession to align with district goals and expectations. Senate Bill 2042 (1998) requires completion of an induction program for any teacher with a Preliminary Credential in order to earn a Clear Credential. BUSD contracts with the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s induction program, accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
What Teachers who participated in the Teacher Induction Program had to say:
“Meeting with my mentor was great. She was there to guide me through the process of my plan, and she helped me to recognize my strengths.”
“My mentor helped me feel validated. That validation helped me to drive student growth as I prepared for my lessons and refined my skills.”
Who’s eligible to participate?
A teacher may be eligible to participate in the Teacher Induction Program if they possesses one of the following:
- Holds a preliminary single or multiple subject credential or a preliminary Ed Specialist credential.
- Has completed a teaching internship and has earned a preliminary credential.
- Holds an out-of-state teaching credential with less than two years of experience.
Interested in Enrolling in the Teacher Induction Program?
Complete the TIP interest form here.
Questions about the Teacher Induction Program?
Teacher Induction Coordinator