Building positive learning communities for the success of all students!

The Orange Unified School District’s Induction Program provides services for educators to clear their credentials in the following capacities:

  • The Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization

  • FREE Teacher Induction (for both General Education and Special Education teachers)

  • Administrative Services Clear Credential

OUSD Induction provides novice educators and administrators with two-years of job embedded teaching and leadership development directed toward meeting the twenty-first century needs of the diverse student groups within the district.  The program is grounded in extensive research and utilizes the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) for teachers and the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs) for administrators to ensure that all candidates are able to demonstrate program accreditation standards within the context of their daily assignment.

One of the hallmarks of this program is offering a personalized approach based upon individual teacher and administrator needs. Extensive training prepares program mentors with tools to successfully provide “just in time” support for all program participants. This “just in time” support means that all teachers and administrators receive guidance and assistance right when they need it!

Upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements, candidates will be recommended for the appropriate credential to the State of California!

In addition to credentialing services, the OUSD Induction Department Services include the following:

  • University Partnership programs to create opportunities for university students to engage with OUSD Teachers and Students

  • Training for Master Teachers in growing mentorship skills

  • Collaboration with the Human Resources Department in the placement of Student Teachers and Observers

  • Instructional Support and Mentorship for Teachers and Administrators


For more information about Induction, please contact:


Raeanne Lopez Little

Induction Coordinator

Orange Unified School District

(714) 628-5527


Lauren Gonzales

Teacher on Special Assignment, OUSD Induction

Phone: 714-628-5528