Capistrano Unified School District Teacher Induction Program

Our mission is to cultivate, support, and retain reflective and collaborative educators who embrace the District’s goal of engaging students in meaningful, challenging, and innovative educational experiences to increase post-secondary options for all students.

To obtain verification of previous program completion, contact Riki ​Belshe at rlbelshe@capousd.org or (949) 234-9387

The Induction Office is located in Room 123 in the CUSD Education Center

See below for Teacher Induction Program Requirements


The Capistrano Unified School District does not discriminate against any person, based on his/her actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. (5 CCR 4610).

Teacher Induction Enrollment Requirements:

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requires California teachers with a preliminary credential to enroll in an approved two-year Induction program, within their first year of teaching, to earn the recommendation for a clear credential. To participate in the CTC-approved Capistrano USD Teacher Induction Program, Candidates must have a year-long contract and be teaching in a classroom setting, in order to demonstrate their growth in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Please contact the Program Coordinator for information.

Teacher Induction Completion Requirements:

Successful completion of the Capistrano USD Teacher Induction Program requires two-years of successful completion of the program. Each year includes collaboration with the candidate's mentor on average one-hour each week and submission of two Individual Learning Plans (ILP) which provide evidence of growth toward mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

CUSD Teacher Induction Program Narrative