Your role in the support and development of a new teacher is critical, "Coaching offers a model for professional development that can support teachers and principals in making immediate and long-term changes and becoming artful masters in our profession; these changes can lead to the transformation of our education system and the experiences and outcomes of the children it is meant to serve." (Aguilar, E. The Art of Coaching)
Interns are new teachers who are obtaining their Preliminary Teaching Credential. Therefore, they attend teacher preparation courses one day out of the week for two years. The mentor support for interns will span the school year; providing a minimum of one hour per week of mentoring and observations following this process.
Throughout the school year, Interns receive a minimum of 144 hours of support and supervision through a network of providers which includes: weekly coaching and support from their Mentor, instructional coaching, and administrative supervision.
For Interns who enter the program without an English Learner authorization, an additional 45 hours of focused support around English learners will be provided by the mentor during weekly meetings. Upon program completion, teacher candidates earn their CA Preliminary Credential with an embedded English Learner authorization.
The induction program is for new teachers who already have a Preliminary Teaching Credential and are looking to CLEAR their credential. Therefore, they attend induction improvement groups on a monthly basis. Mentor support for Induction teachers will span the school year; providing a minimum of one hour per week of mentoring and observations following this process.