What is Induction?

Induction, formerly know as BTSA Induction, is a pathway from a Preliminary Teaching Credential to Professional Clear Teaching Credential. It is a two year program and system of in-class mentoring support provided by veteran classroom teachers or Teachers on Special Assignment specifically trained to coach beginning teachers. The foundations of the program include:

  • The California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)
  • A strong relationship between the Induction candidate and mentor teacher
  • Growth and Reflection
  • The State Academic Content Standards and Garden Grove Way

SB 2042 Legislation requires teachers who hold this Preliminary Credential to complete a two year Induction Program to earn a Professional Clear Teaching Credential.


The goals of the GGUSD Induction Program are to:

  • Ensure intensive individualized support and assistance for early career teachers.
  • Model and encourage ongoing self-assessment and reflection for continuous improvement in the practice of teaching.
  • Meet the academic and personal needs of diverse students through inquiry, collaboration, and professional development for and with early career teachers.