The Campbell Union Teacher Induction South Bay Consortium is a CTC accredited Teacher Induction Program. The Local Education Agency (LEA) is the Campbell Union School District. Comprised of seven TK-8 public school districts, the Consortium also collaborates with a number of private schools to provide induction for their candidates to clear their preliminary multiple subject and single subject credentials. An Education Specialist Clear Credential Induction Program for Education Specialist with preliminary and Level I Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Early Childhood Credentials is also offered. Mentors include full time classroom teachers, partial or full release teachers, and retired teachers. In 2021-2022, 82 candidates and 71 mentors took part in the program.
The program is a collaborative model, with a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from each partner district that meets regularly to examine program goals and needs, and evaluate data for the purpose of program decision-making. The program provides professional development for candidates and mentors.
Campbell Union Teacher Induction South Bay Consortium will provide support for teachers in their first year of teaching to become fully credentialed and prepared to meet each of their students’ individual needs.
Building upon their teacher preparation program experience, the Campbell Union Teacher Induction South Bay Consortium Program is committed to providing beginning General Education and Special Education teachers with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the skills required to earn a Professional Clear California Credential. Candidates develop an Individualized Learning Plan based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, which provides the basis for their induction experience. The induction program is two years in length. It consists of job-embedded professional development, including planning and implementing inquiry cycles, engaging in reflective conversations with a trained mentor, and self-assessing on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Our goals are to increase teacher retention and student achievement.
The Campbell Union Teacher Induction South Bay Consortium provides the necessary opportunities for each candidate to complete all clear credential requirements through a clearly articulated process.
During the two-year induction process, the program provides support and guidance through:
- Development of an annual Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) documenting planned professional growth activities based on individual needs;
- Weekly meetings with a trained mentor, examination of classroom practice, and analysis of student work;
- Engagement in a series of inquiry cycles based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and ILP goals;
- Application of the CSTP and state-adopted frameworks and adopted curriculum materials in the context of his/her instructional practice, beyond capabilities demonstrated for the preliminary credential; and
- Self-Assessment on the CSTP using the Continuum of Teaching Practice.
Liliana Contreras, Administrator on Special Assignment, Consortium Coordinator
Program Advisor for Year 2 Candidates
Jessica Judson, Lead Mentor
Program Advisor for Year 1 and Early Completion Option Candidates
Irene Vasquez, Clerk