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TUSD Induction

TUSD Induction



Welcome to the Turlock Unified School District Induction Website!  On this site, you will find the information you need to take your first steps on the journey to becoming a permanent employee with TUSD as well as the first steps to earning your clear credential. We hope you enjoy your experience with the TUSD Induction Program, and please know, we are here to assist you in any way we can.

California Induction Overview

According to the CTC, options for earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential Individuals holding a Preliminary General Education (Multiple or Single Subject) teaching credential ...more

8 Essentials of Effective Instruction

  1. Standards-Aligned Content Objectives

  2. Standards-Aligned Language Objectives

  3. Emphasis on Key Academic Vocabulary

  4. Higher-Order Questioning and Thinking

  5. Purposeful, Structured Interaction and Discussion

  6. Meaningful Activities for Students to Apply Content Knowledge and Language Knowledge

  7. Frequent, Specific, Academic Feedback Based on Student Output

  8. Formative Assessment of Comprehension and Learning of Objectives throughout the Lesson

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Candidate Information

  • Eligibility- what makes a candidate eligible for induction?
  • Accountability - MOU
  • Early Completion Option
  • Appeals Process


  • Mentor Description
  • Mentor Application
  • Mentor Accountability  - MOU
  • Mentor Logs


Monthly Meetings and Topics

  • Orientation - August 
  • Seminar 1- September
  • Seminar 2 - October
  • Seminar 3 - December
  • Seminar 4 - January
  • Seminar 5 - March
  • Seminar 6 - April
  • Seminar 7 - May


  • California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs)
  • Continuum of Teaching Practice
  • Attitudinal Chart
  • What is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy?
  • Candidate handbook
  • Meeting Resources
  • ELD Standards

Induction Calendar