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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 structured to assist new teachers in the demonstration and application of the knowledge and skills acquired during the teacher preparation experience.
The Merced County Office of Education TIP Induction Program supports teachers in twenty different districts within Merced and Mariposa counties. Our program uses the Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) System. FACT focuses on the development of a teacher's practice, combining reflective assessment and support, to help them improve their skills. Through a structured series of critical thinking tasks, completed with the assistance of a trained Support Provider, Participating Teachers deepen their understanding and application of the California Standards for the Teaching Progression (CSTP), the Induction Program Standards (IPS), and the state-adopted academic content standards for studies. The primary focus of the FACT System is the application of these standards through the ongoing process of planning and teaching lessons, reflecting on the results, and making informed changes to future practice, based on evidence.
Stacy ShaskyTIP Program CoordinatorPhone (209) 381-6629 Fax: 381-5902
Gayle CatuizaAdministrative SecretaryPhone (209) 381-6644 Fax: 381-5902
Room J1 (Media Center), 632 West 13th Street, Merced CA 95341 Office Hours: M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM