Newark Teacher Induction Program is a two-year individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the teacher’s first year of teaching. All Newark Unified School District employees must meet two criteria to be admitted to the Induction program:
- Signed employment contract
- Valid preliminary teaching credential
All new hires of Newark Unified School District complete a “Credential Information” form as part of the application packet. Once the employment contract is signed at the Human Resources Department, this is forwarded to the Induction Office. Formal introductions between the candidates and program leadership occur during the district New Hire Orientation. Following this event, the candidates schedule individual intake meetings with the program director. These are advisement sessions to review a candidate’s credential renewal requirements, transition plan and provide the candidate the opportunity to meet program leadership and understand how they will support the candidate through induction. After the New Hire Orientation, the Human Resources Department forwards the “Credential Information” forms of new hires to the Induction Office and individual intake meetings are scheduled as needed. Late hires after October 30 may be provided support but will be enrolled in the induction program in the following year.