Teacher Induction

All educators seeking to convert their Level I instructional certificates to Level II instructional certificates must go through this program.

Program Overview

Induction is a requirement in the state of Pennsylvania for all educators to convert their Level I instructional certificate to a Level II instructional certificate.  The Teacher Induction program is offered to all teachers who have taught in Pennsylvania for 0-6 years and/or have teaching experience outside of Pennsylvania. In addition to completing a state-approved Induction program, teachers in Pennsylvania must also have 3 years of teaching experience in the state and 24 post-baccalaureate credits to convert their level I teaching certificate to a level II.

The Teacher Induction program gives teachers the opportunity to participate in a full year of professional development that focuses on the unique needs of beginning educators. Our Induction program provides one year of support that prioritizes skill development, personal reflection, and professional networking. Our model provides teachers with general pedagogical strategies that are designed for teachers in years 0-3.  The program has opportunities to collaborate and problem solve with similar teachers of similar grade level and content area. There are two choices of cohorts for participants. Both include the 20 hours of in-person learning and 10 hour of portfolio work.

2024-2025 Session Information

Please review the Induction Flyer for all the most important information!

The Teacher Induction Program offers two different cohorts to accommodate your schedule.

  • Cohort 1 has sessions in the summer and throughout the course of the school year.
  • Cohort 2 has sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year.

Attendance is required at all sessions.

  • All sessions for Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 will be virtual until more information is provided.
  • More information will be provided to registered participants as the dates approach.


Teacher Induction is advertised on the Teacher Information Board and through teacher e-mail distribution lists. Teachers should register by completing the registration survey.

Participants should have a fully-charged laptop and any relevant planning materials for each session and should be ready to practice and to apply the new content and be open to feedback from colleagues and mentors.

For Nurses seeking Induction, please contact studenthealth@philasd.org.

For psychologists seeking Induction, please contact rpatillo@philasd.org.

For counselors seeking Induction, please contact measmith@philasd.org.

For Pre-K teachers seeking Induction, please contact trobinson@philasd.org.

For additional questions regarding Teacher Induction, please contact teacherinduction@philasd.org.