California Teacher Induction Program

Green Dot's job-embedded support system for teachers

Green Dot’s Teacher Induction Program is designed to provide a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning.  Our program supports our teachers through development and growth in the teaching profession by designing and implementing a robust mentoring system to help candidates meet the CSTPs, resulting in a recommendation for a clear credential.

Program Description

Approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Mentoring system designed to center growth as a teaching professional

Path for teachers who hold preliminary credentials to clear Single and Multiple Subject and Education Specialist credentials

Early completion option for qualified teachers

Competitive and reimbursable tuition fee


Unparalleled Professional Development

Teachers in Green Dot's Induction program have access to professional development materials and resources that are aligned with the College Ready Teacher Framework and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Individual Coaching and Mentoring

Green Dot believes that individual instruction is not only essential for our students, but for our teachers as well. Each teacher in the Induction program is partnered with a highly qualified mentor to help them cultivate their practice. 

Competitive Tuition

Green Dot's Teacher Induction program is a two-year, reimbursable, tuition-based program at the cost of $2300/year for a total cost of $4600. You will be refunded the full cost of the program if you continue to work for GDPSC for three years after completion of the Induction Program. Enrollees also have the option to purchase graduate-level professional development units which can be applied to the salary schedule.


Program Scope and Sequence

Self-assessment of professional practice

Set professional goals

Conduct inquiry into teaching and student learning with mentor support

Reflect on inquiry process

"The induction program at Green Dot pushed me to think about all learners in the classroom. This was the best gift I could give myself as a first year teacher.”

-Erin Putnam, second year Induction Program teacher