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Induction FAQs

What is a Teacher Induction Program?
 

  • The MDUSD Teacher Induction Program (TISP) is a state-approved two-year program that offers teachers the opportunity to obtain a Clear Credential. 
  • TISP is designed to provide a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the teacher’s first year of teaching.
  • Eligible candidates will be provided with personalized support from an experienced and highly qualified Peer Mentor.

 

How do I know if I am eligible to participate in the MDUSD Teacher Induction Program?

To be eligible to participate in TISP, you must:

  • Be employed by  Mount Diablo Unified School District. 
  • Must hold a preliminary California credential. 
  • Contact the MDUSD Teacher Induction Program Coordinator: Kathy Flores, floresk@mdusd.org.

 

When am I assigned a TISP mentor? 

  • The program identifies and assigns a mentor to each participating teacher within the first 30 days of the participant’s enrollment in the program as long as it is within the TISP enrollment period (see the TISP calendar for the enrollment period)
  • Your Peer Mentor will contact you by email. 
  • If you haven't heard from your Peer Mentor, please contact the MDUSD Teacher Induction Program Coordinator: Kathy Flores, floresk@mdusd.org.

 

Who will be my Peer Mentor?

  • Our Peer Mentors are experienced and highly qualified who receive in on-going training in how to best support teacher needs. 
  • The program identifies and assigns a mentor to each participating teacher, matching the mentor and participating teacher according to credentials held, grade level and/or subject area, as appropriate to the participant’s employment.

 

How do I obtain a Clear Credential through the MDUSD Teacher Induction Program?

  • Upon completion of all program requirements, the MDUSD Teacher Induction Program will recommend eligible Participating Teachers to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing  (CTC) for a California Clear credential.

 

Is there a cost to the MDUSD Teacher Induction program?

  • MDUSD pays all costs for all Participating Teachers employed by MDUSD.

 

How long does it take to complete TISP?

  • The program is intended to be a two year program, completed in the first two years of teaching. 
  • There is an Early Completion Option (ECO) for "experienced and exceptional" candidates who meet the program's established criteria. For more information about ECO, please contact the MDUSD Teacher Induction Program Coordinator: Kathy Flores, floresk@mdusd.org.

Information about TISP