Regulations passed in 2001 outline the requirements for districts to establish induction and mentoring programs. Districts are encouraged to develop programs that meet the spirit of the standards included in the regulations while taking into account their own district needs and characteristics.
The regulations provide a baseline for districts' induction and mentoring programs. DESE strongly encourages districts to go beyond the minimum requirements as needed to ensure educators receive meaningful supports and leadership opportunities.
Learn more about these components in the 2015 Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring Programs and annual reporting requirements.
1 A teacher new to the role or district who holds a Professional license has most likely already received 50 hours of mentoring beyond the induction year and would not be required to complete additional mentoring. However, a teacher who holds an Initial license who is either new to the role or district must fulfill this requirement in order to obtain a Professional license.
Last Updated: June 4, 2020
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