Comprehensive Induction ProgramProgram Requirements
New Counselors: Initial Phase
During the first few weeks of school your Mentor will be helping you to become familiar with your school/district/state educational procedures, policies, and requirements. He/she will help you assure that you have completed the registration process and licensure application on DEEDS and submitted all documents as required and/or requested by the certification office so that your Initial or Provisional License can be issued and activated as soon as possible.
During this time, your Mentor may assist you with the following:
- Becoming familiar with school, district, and state policies and procedures
- Securing materials such as supplies, curricular guides, and other resource materials
- Confirming that you have the appropriate technology, books, and professional materials
- Discussing specific guidelines, responsibilities, and events that are unique to your building
- Identifying locations in the school that you will need to know - library, cafeteria, playground, etc.
- Assuring that you understand the emergency policies and procedures
- Other needs as identified by you or the site
Your Mentor will also introduce you to other staff members and assist you with securing the resources that you may need to set up your classes and be effective in your new position. You may use the "School and District Resource Record" to assure that pertinent information is easily accessible for use throughout your first school year.
The Professional Knowledge Checklist is a form that the new school counselor will be used during all four years of mentoring. This will help ensure that the new school counselor is aware of the resources needed to be an effective school counselor and is aligned with the five Components of DPAS.