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Admin & Teacher Induction



Induction is required for both General Education and Education Specialist teachers to clear their preliminary credentials. Induction is the second tier within California’s Learning to Teach System. Induction is a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support, and professional learning that begins in the teacher’s first year of teaching.

Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools partners with Regional programs to provide Induction Services. Below are the partnerships TCSOS currently has in place.

Teacher Induction


TCSOS partners with Stanislaus County Office of Education to provide teacher induction programs.


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 must work collaboratively with an assigned mentor to complete all requirements.  Early Completion Option for “experienced and exceptional” candidates who meet the program’s established criteria.

Each year of induction consists of:

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

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


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For information, contact:
Allison Beech, Program Coordinator at Stan COE, 209.238.1338
Gina Smith, Induction Consultant at Stan COE, 209.238.1303



Administrator Induction


TCSOS partners with Stanislaus County Office of Education to allow administrators to clear their preliminary administrative service credentials through a job-embedded, site-based, individualized mentoring program.


Upon acceptance into the two-year program, candidates are matched with a skilled administrator in a one-on-one coaching partnership.  Candidates develop and implement an Individualized Induction Plan focused on developmental objectives that candidates and coaches formulate based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders  Each plan will include elements of professional learning to empower the candidate to continue their learning and activities in which candidates translate their learning into action.  Over the two years of the program, candidates will create an e-Portfolio documenting their leadership growth based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).

Candidates build their Individualized Induction Plan based on their current assignments and responsibilities with the result that, rather than a potentially disconnected add-on to a busy administrator’s week, the work of the plan is built upon the candidate’s job and its requirements.

Recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the Clear Administrative Services Credential marks the certification of a candidate’s completion of all program components.


Candidates are partnered with an experienced administrator who serves as the lead coach for the two-year program term.  This relationship provides personalized mentoring in areas of interest to candidates to build capacity in educational leadership and a trusted colleague to provide support.

For more information:

Or contact: 

Alison Beech, Director II, 209.238.1338


The Program is designed to support new administrators in their complex roles and to develop their skills in management and instructional leadership in order to ensure that their teachers are supported in their work and that students receive a high quality education. Specifically, the Program focus will include:

  • Development and Implementation of a Shared Vision 
  • Instructional Leadership 
  • Management and Learning Environment 
  •  Family and Community Engagement
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • External Context and Policy 

Clear Induction

administrative services

The Induction program for the Clear Administrative Services Credential Candidates is a two-year program that utilizes a leadership coaching model (in lieu of coursework) and is tied to the CA Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Candidates are paired with an experienced administrator who ‘coaches’ the candidate over the two-year period and works one-on-one for an average of 6-8 hours per month. All coaches have been certified in coaching methodology. Candidates also attend targeted professional development activities based on the needs of the candidate.

Both the Preliminary and Clear Administrator Credential Programs are accredited by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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