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Merced County school districts will suspend school operations effective Thursday, March 19 through Friday, April 17. We plan to reopen on April 20, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time.
Los distritos escolares dentro del Condado de Merced suspenderan operaciones escolares a partir del jueves dia 19 de marzo a viernes dia 17 de abril. Volveremos a abrir el 20 de abril, pero esa decision dependera de las cicunstancias en ese momento.
Merced County Office of Education
Teacher Induction Program
The Merced County Office of Education Teacher Induction Program (TIP) is a two-year Induction Program for teachers holding a preliminary credential. All holders of State Bill 2042 preliminary credentials must clear their credentials by participating in an Induction Program. TIP is a job embedded mentoring program that is structured to assist new teachers in the demonstration and application of the knowledge and skills acquired during the teacher preparation experience.
When teachers enroll in TIP they are matched with an experienced mentor within the first 30 days of the program. These matches are made based on credentials held and grade level/or subject area. Once the school year starts Candidates and their mentor will meet with the Candidate's administrator in a Triad meeting to discuss the areas of focus on the ILP. At the Kick-off meeting (within 60 days of the start of school) an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is created which guides the work of the candidate throughout the program. Each year, candidates and mentors are required to log a minimum of 40 hours of collaboration around the ILP and other “just in time" needs that the teacher may have. Candidates select the area of focus for their ILP by focusing on the teaching placement, administrative recommendation, knowledge from preservice experiences and personal areas of strength and growth. Although site administration is involved in the creation of the ILP the induction program is solely for the professional growth and development of the Teacher Candidate and is NOT for evaluation for employment.
TIP Program Coordinator
Phone (209) 381-6629 Fax: 381-5902
Gayle CatuizaAdministrative SecretaryPhone (209) 381-6644 Fax: 381-5902
Bldg. H, 632 West 13th Street, Merced CA 95341 Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM