Developing as an Educator

Building your Career as an Educator in SFUSD

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Available Credentialing Supports at SFUSD

Pre-Service: I have yet to earn my Bachelor's degree and/or gain classroom experience

The Paraeducator to Teacher Program (PTTP) is a teacher pipeline program for SFUSD employees aimed at recruiting and supporting SFUSD staff to become credentialed, exemplary teachers in the district’s high need areas of Special Education, Secondary Mathematics and Science and Bilingual Education.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Current SFUSD paraeducator/classified staff working with PreK-12 students; if not currently employed in SFUSD, participant must apply for a classified SFUSD paraprofessional educator role.
  • Credential goal must be in teaching in a hard to staff area: Special Education, Math, Science or Bilingual Education.
  • Must have 60 transferable units from an accredited college and/or junior level in college.
  • Must commit to working in SFUSD for four years after receiving preliminary credential

What are the program elements for the candidates?

  • Advisement and counseling about enrolling in local universities, financial aid and career goals  
  • Reimbursement of some college tuition, textbooks, fees and supplies
  • Support to pass CBEST, CSET and RICA tests
  • Participation in a cohort of like minded and similar career stage aspiring teachers
  • Access to veteran teachers and high-quality teacher preparation professional development

Visit the Para-to-Teaching Page for more information on program components

Teacher Preparation: I want to earn a preliminary credential

Pathway to Teaching

  • Teach while earning a preliminary credential, salary, and benefits 
  • Tuition is a fraction of the cost of most other teacher preparation programs
  • Coursework is a blend of online independent work and in-person evening and Saturday sessions
  • Engage in weekly coaching, support, and supervision with district experts in your credential area

Visit the Pathway to Teaching to review program components and eligibility

Induction: I am looking to clear my teaching credential at SFUSD

SFUSD’s Induction, Emergency Permit Support and Intern Support Program is designed to support the professional development of beginning teachers and fulfill the requirements for the Clear General Education Multiple, Single Subjects and Ed Specialist Credentials.

Our learnings from a three-year federal study with both BTSA and i3 induction programs informed the creation of a new Induction Pathway in the district. The program provides an extensive two-year, professional development for all new teacher coaches, formative assessment tools and protocols, and robust individualized support and advanced content for beginning classroom teachers (candidates) with Preliminary General Education Credentials.

In addition, the induction program supports intern teachers and teachers holding an emergency permit by providing them with a highly trained coach who supports the teacher as they concurrently earn or begin to earn their credential in California approved teacher preparation program.

Who is eligible to participate?

Classroom Teachers at school sites with CA Preliminary Credentials (Multiple, Single Subject or Ed Specialist) who teach full time are eligible to enroll in Induction.

What are the program elements for the candidates?

  • Collaborate weekly with an assigned Induction coach for a minimum of 180 minutes per month
  • Use formative assessment tools
  • Submit evidence of collaboration at the end of the year, which includes the creation of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and evidence of at least two instructional cycles showing growth toward the ILP
  • Participate in classroom observations/site visits

Review the New Teacher Support Handbook for more information on program components

School Leadership: I want to obtain an administrative credential

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TLEE is SFUSD's leadership induction and support program for leaders new to their roles or new to SFUSD.

There are three strands within TLEE: 

  • TLEE--Principals 
    • This is for all new principals. Principals new to SFUSD but not new to the role will have access to the program but will not be required to participate--that decision will be made by the Assistant Superintendent, the principal, and the Director of TLEE.
    • This is a 3-year program. During the first two years, leaders learn and develop a community during an annual summer retreat, monthly professional development, and 1:1 leadership coaching with a trained leadership coach. During the third year, leaders continue to receive 1:1 leadership coaching.
    • There is a formal evaluation (not a job performance evaluation) to certify that leaders have achieved the program objectives at the conclusion of the three years.
    • This program develops leaders’ skills on the Eleven Essential Leadership Priorities.

 

  • TLEE--Assistant Principals
    • This is for all new assistant principals. APs new to SFUSD but not new to the role will have access to the program but will not be required to participate--that decision will be made by the Assistant Superintendent, the principal, the AP,  and the Director of TLEE.
    • This is a 2-year program. In each year, leaders learn and develop a community during an annual summer retreat, monthly professional development, and 1:1 leadership coaching with a trained leadership coach.
    • There is a formal evaluation (not a job performance evaluation) to certify that leaders have achieved the program objectives at the conclusion of the two years.
    • This program develops leaders’ skills on the Eleven Essential Leadership Priorities.

 

  • TLEE--Central Office 
    • This is for all leaders new to Central Office administrator roles.
    • This is a 1-year program consisting of a summer retreat and monthly professional development.

Visit the TLEE webpage for more information on program components and impact