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Induction Programs

If you’re reading this, then you are a school district or BOCES interested in developing an induction program for teachers, special service professionals (SSP), or principals and administrators.

Note: If you're educator who is looking to:

  • Complete an induction program, please contact your district or BOCES.
  • Move your initial license to a professional license, access the licensure checklist to review the requirements.

Overview

Excellent teaching and leadership is vital to every student’s success, and educator development plays a key part in the retention and effectiveness of Colorado educators. To have maximum impact on student learning, educators must develop and evolve along with their students. Induction programs help set the stage for continuous growth and support of educators at the beginning of their careers or as they transition to new organizations or new roles within an organization.

Who Can be an Induction Provider

In accordance with the Educator Licensing and Preparation Rules and the revised statutes that govern approved induction programs (2260.5-R-13.00 & 14.00), school districts and BOCES may have their induction program(s) approved by the Colorado Department of Education for teachers, principals, administrators, and/or specialized service professionals. Districts may also partner with a BOCES or Institute of Higher Education to help develop or manage induction programs.

Induction Program Development Process

The flowchart below describes the basic steps to developing an induction program in Colorado.

Flow chart depicting the steps to developing an induction program

Learn more about the induction process and download resources

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Denver, CO 80222
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Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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