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Information for Participating Teachers​

​​SDCOE does not recommend or encourage teachers to concurrently enroll in Induction and a Masters program.

​​​​​​​​​​Participating Teacher:  SDCOE Teacher Induction program

SDCOE Teacher Induction is a State-led program in conjunction with the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). California Teacher Induction programs are locally designed and implemented.​​​​​​​​​ The San Diego County Office of Education offe​rs a two-year commission approved program to teachers seeking to clear their preliminary credential.​​​

The SDCOE Teacher Induction Program is based on successful demonstration of two sets of standards:

  1. California Standards for the Teaching Profession​ (CSTP)

  2. Common Core State Standards or California Content Standards

Through Action Research Cycles, you will demonstrate your growth, ability to reflect, and successful execution of these standards.  Upon successful completion and demonstration, you will be recommended for a clear credential.

Course Structure

Throughout your two years of participation, you will work with your Support Provider who will assist you in collecting evidence of your teaching practice.Your assignments must be submitted in Powerschool Learning by the due dates posted. In addition to the work with your Support Provider, there are mandatory meetings scheduled throughout the year. These dates will be provided to you in advance so that you can make arrangements to ensure attendance. Please note missed meetings, non-submissions and late submissions will delay, and perhaps even prevent, the credential clearing process. Since teaching in the classroom requires a clear credential, meeting dates and due dates are crucial and should be calendared.

Assignmen​​ts and Grades

You will be involved in the review of action research assignments, as you share insights and evidence throughout the process with Support Providers and other Participating Teachers. Verification Meetings are scheduled a minimum 3 times throughout the year. In addition to these Verifications, there is evidence that will be reviewed and graded by your District Lead. It is your responsibility to check your grades and any feedback in Powerschool Learning. All assignments must pass within the given due dates​ to successfully complete the program. Incomplete assignments will result in being dropped from the program.

In order to seek resolution for a grade appeal the following procedures will be followed: 

Step 1: The participant must consult with the instructor(s) involved to try to reach an agreement. If the instructor does not respond or if the student is unable to reach an agreement in a reasonable length of time (one week after the course), then the student shall proceed to step 2.

Step 2: The participant shall consult with the person at the next level of supervision if Step 1 does not result in a satisfactory agreement (e.g., program specialist). If the parties do not respond or reach agreement in a reasonable length of time (48 hours), the student shall proceed to step 3.

Step 3: The process shall continue at the level of coordinator, or the administrative position of equivalent rank. The final decision will be made by the appropriate coordinator. 

Participants should document their efforts to complete Steps 1-3 by keeping records of contact with the instructor, the program coordinator, and coordinator (or equivalent) (emails sent and received, notes about phone conversations, etc.)

Textbook & Course Materials

​Assignments and course materials will be available online through Powerschool Learning. The course materials include but are not limited to:

  • Action Research Cycle

    • Context for Teaching and Learning

    • Assessment of Teaching and Learning

    • Inquiry Into Teaching and Learning

    • Colloquium