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Program and Completion Overview

Program Requirements

  • Provide a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning to begin within the first year of teaching with a Preliminary Credential
  • Match a candidate with a mentor within the first 30-days of enrollment in the program. Candidate-mentor matches are based on credential held, and grade level and/or subject area.  Supplemental support will be provided in a subject area if needed based on the mentor match. 

  • Develop and support goals within the context of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP):   The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will address the CSTPs and provide a roadmap for candidates’ Induction work.  The candidate, mentor, with input from the site administrator, will collaboratively develop the ILP within the first 60 days of the candidate’s enrollment in the program. 

  • Provide mentoring support that includes both “just in time” and longer term analysis of teaching practice to help candidates develop enduring professional skills

  • Provide candidate guidance and support of district and site goals and tasks

  • Provide an Early Completion Option (ECO) for experienced and exceptional candidates that meet the program criteria

  • Verify candidate competence based on a review of observed and documented evidence to determine recommendation for the Clear Teaching Credential

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Program Completion

A candidate must meet the following requirements and show competence in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) to complete the Induction Program:

  • Participate in monthly program meetings for mentor/coach support and collaboration (MCSC)

  • Communicate/meet with Induction Mentor/Coach monthly for coaching support and collaboration

  • Participate in a Triad Meeting with site administrator and coach


Department Info

Department Address
1399 E. 32nd Street
Signal Hill, Ca. 90755

Department Phone
(562) 997-8000 ext 2900