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Beginning Teacher Induction FAQ's

frequently asked questions

When can I begin the Teacher Induction Program?

Beginning of the 2017-18 school year, beginning teachers who are currently employed with SSFUSD are eligible to apply for the Induction Program.


What if I started BTSA Induction with another school or district?

Teachers who have already completed a year of Induction at another school district are eligible to participate in the SSFUSD Induction Program during their first year in the district. Transfer teachers must provide a Verification Letter from their previous Induction Program.


How long does it take to complete the Beginning Teacher Induction program?

The program takes two years to complete.


Who will I work with?

Depending on availability, teachers will be assigned an on-site mentor or teacher on special assignment, who possesses similar credentials and experience in the same grade level/subject.


What if I have previous experience, but still need to obtain a clear credential?

Exceptional teachers possessing multiple years of experience may be eligible for the Early Completion Program (ECO), during which they complete the all requirements in one year.


What is the Induction work like?

Our program focuses on mentoring and working collaboratively to address the needs of beginning teachers. Teachers complete two inquiry-based cycles per year, addressing their current goals. Check out the Induction Handbook for more information about the program and the completion requirements.


How do I apply?

Go to our Admissions Page for more information


Where can I find out more information?

You can visit the Teacher Induction website or contact our Induction leaders directly.

Lottie Kuwada, Induction Program Coordinator and Katie Duggan, Induction Program Leader