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Center for Teacher Support (CTS)

San Juan Unified Induction Program 

Welcome to the website of the San Juan Unified School District Center for Teacher Support-Induction Program (formerly BTSA). We provide an Induction Program for first and second year teachers at a level of intensity to make a difference in the performance, retention and satisfaction of beginning teachers. We are committed to building a learning community of and for professionals through trust and collaboration as teachers grow in knowledge, skills and abilities. We understand that teaching and learning are high-risk activities, and that risks are necessary to promote growth in teachers and students. The District’s Strategic Plan and Theory of Action are the foundation pieces that gro​und us in this work.

What We Do

We provide a two year Induction Program to clear both General Education and Education Specialist Preliminary Credentials. In addition to completing the requirements to be recommended by SJUSD Human Resources for your Clear Credential, we provide the optional opportunity to earn six units per year from California State University Sacramento at minimal cost for your participation in the program. 

What You Do

During the course of your Induction Program, Candidate will:

  • Complete an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP), Year 1 and Year 2
  • With your Mentor, maintain your ILP in Google Docs 
  • Complete a Credential Clearing Interview 

How We Do It

Working with a dedicated Mentor, meet on a regular basis to:

  • Utilize an ILP to guide the Induction Candidate's growth
  • Support Candidate in navigating professional responsibilities and workload
  • Provide opportunity for Veteran Teacher Observations
  • Explore a variety of professional development opportunities
  • Celebrate professional and student successes​

San Juan Unified Peer Assistance and Review (PAR)

A Referred Teacher with permanent status who has been referred to PAR to improve his or her instructional skills, classroom management, knowledge of subject, and/or related aspects of his or her professional practice in the areas identified to not be meeting standards in the Summary Advisory From and related evidence works with a Consulting Teacher.  Please see 3.07 Peer Assistance and Review Phase for more information.