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University Based Induction Mentor
Title:University Based Induction Mentor
Area of Interest:Education

The UC San Diego Extension Department of Education and Behavioral Sciences offers a variety of programs in Teacher Education. Each program is designed to bring participants the latest in instruction techniques and to emphasize the personal dimension of working with classroom experiences and a variety of methods of instruction delivers. Skilled and enthusiastic instructors make the program a professionally valuable and personally meaningful learning experience.

The programs are designed to effectively address the most current and relevant issues in Teacher Education. Participants will receive instruction in the fundamentals of Teacher Education that provides outstanding service to the adult student in the programs. Courses feature timely comprehensive topics in an online environment related to helping teachers enhance their classroom teaching skills and abilities. Currently the UC San Diego Extension offers the following Education programs: Teacher Education in the following areas: Induction, CLAD Through CTEL, Reading and Literacy Authorization,  and Professional Development coursework.

For more information about these courses, please visit our website at: extension.ucsd.edu/induction


The University-Based Induction Mentor is the primary source of support for Induction Program candidate at the school/district site. The University-Based Induction Mentor, approved by UCSD Extension, works collaboratively with UCSD Extension to assess and monitor candidate competencies; provide onsite resources and guidance/support for the candidate; verify competencies according to program standards and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession; and monitor progress toward Induction Program objectives.

Induction candidates are required to work with a mentor throughout Induction. In this process, we seek to match candidates and mentors according to credentials held, grade level and/or subject area, as appropriate to the candidate’s employment.

Instructors should have extensive knowledge and skills in Teacher Education. Specific duties include in-class, or online, instruction to participants who are currently working in K-12 teaching positions, or who want to reenter the field. Instructors should be able to teach an immense amount of detailed information in a creative and engaging manner to a large number of participants who are adult learners. Additional specific duties include:

  • Effectively instruct students on current teacher education issues and impart expertise required in the field demonstrating well-honed adult training techniques;
  • Engage students in meaningful dialogue and build community in an online environment;
  • Carefully and continually enhance course curriculum in consultation with the Department Director, Program Manager, and Advisory Committee, and associated course evaluations;
  • To generate, grade and evaluate student assessments and provide timely feedback.



  • Master’s degree in teaching, higher education, or related field required.
  • California Clear Teaching or Education Specialist Credential and English Learner Authorization.
  • Minimum of ten years of teaching experience required
  • Online teaching experience is required; familiarity with Blackboard preferred
  • Highly effective written communication skills with ability to engage students in an online setting
  • Commitment to creating a structured student-centered learning environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of adult learners
  • Previous college-level teaching experience preferred


As an academic department within UC San Diego, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are “by agreement”. The instructor’s Letter of Agreement outlines the deliverables for the course, the course schedule, and compensation terms, and is subject to department policies and procedures.  UC San Diego Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed instructor Letter of Agreement. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be cancelled for any reason, the instructor agreement, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided.  Remuneration is for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.


Please attach a cover letter and resume, availability outlining your interest, background and experience related teacher education as well as a copy of your California clear teaching credential and English learner authorization.

  • Current Cover Letter.
  • Current Resume detailing teaching experience to demonstrate practical understanding of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
  • California teaching credential(s) including renewal codes and dates of validity.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.

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