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PEER COACHING

The TUSD Peer Coaching program is a support system for teachers who are working towards their preliminary credential and is designed to provide ‘just-in-time support’ and opportunities for professional learning. Eligible candidates receive daily support from a mentor teacher and training in the following areas:

  • Instructional strategies
  • Meeting the needs of ELLs
  • Inclusive teaching practices
  • Rigor/Relevance Framework

Eligibility for Peer Coaching

To participate, teachers must meet the following credential and employment requirements:

  • PIP, STSP, or an Intern Credential
  • Employment in a certificated teaching assignment in Tracy Unified School District

Contact:
Bond Cashmere, Program Administrator of Professional Learning & Curriculum
(209) 830-3232 x1553
bcashmere@tusd.net

TRACY TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM - TTIP

Unique to Tracy Unified, TTIP is a support system provided to all new hires. Newly hired teachers, regardless of their experience, participate in this 10-day program designed to induct teachers in the culture of Tracy Unified School District.

During six days of pre-service training in July and an additional three days of support, plus workshops throughout their first school-year, new TUSD teachers receive training and support in the following areas:

  • Lesson-planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Overview of District services and supports
  • Release time to observe expert teachers
  • Curriculum support

Contact:
Bond Cashmere, Program Administrator of Professional Learning & Curriculum
(209) 830-3232 x1553
bcashmere@tusd.net

Melissa Beattie, Professional Learning & Curriculum Director
(209) 830-3232 x1551
mbeattie@tusd.net

BECOME A TEACHER PROGRAM

Our Become a Teacher Program is a paid, job-embedded residency approach to teacher training that allows you to practice teaching alongside an experienced mentor teacher for a full year. Currently this program is only for those interested in becoming a special education teacher. During the residency, you share the full range of classroom experiences including planning, instruction, assessing, and working with families and students. At night, you earn your special education teaching credential through our partner Notre Dame de Namur University (Tracy campus). You are eligible for the Become a Teacher Program if you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Are interested in becoming a special education teacher
  • Are eligible for employment in TUSD as a substitute

Contact:
Bond Cashmere, Program Administrator of Professional Learning & Curriculum
(209) 830-3232 x1553
bcashmere@tusd.net