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Stanislaus County Office of Education

Teacher Induction

Induction Application Period for 24-25 will open as of July 1, 2024!

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) 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.

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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 the following coursework:
  • 3 two-hour and 1 one-hour events (Inquiry 1, Progress Check, 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) before the first Induction event.  More triad conversations may be needed to garner the input on the various inquiry cycles.
  • Complete required electronic portfolio.

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

Program Completion Requirements

  • Successful completion of course requirements (events and ILP/portfolio completion)
  • Submit 41-4/CTC application form to SCOE for recommendation 
  • Provide proof of meeting any additional requirements listed on prelim credential
  • Payment in full for induction tuition

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.

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Leave of Absence 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:

  • Complete the Leave of Absence form

  • Induction Leadership will contact you to finalize your leave paperwork.

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Key Contacts

Alison Beech

Titles: Director II, School & District Support
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1338

Lisa Lema

Titles: Project Coordinator, Teacher Induction
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1325

Aurora Contreras

Titles: Professional Development Manager
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1309

Tricia Stewart

Titles: Credentialing Events Specialist
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1323

Nancy Swilley

Titles: Credentialing Events Specialist
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1311