Teacher Induction Program and Alumni Groups

Whether you complete our undergraduate or MAT program or a teacher-education program in a Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) college, or work in an urban, suburban or private school, we have a professional learning group to support your needs and develop your teaching interests.

For new teachers, induction is a bridge between teacher preparation and being a full-fledged professional educator. As a first-year or early career professional, you will face many challenges: being responsible for a classroom of students, negotiating the culture of your school, continuing to develop your identity as a teacher, and becoming an active member of a professional community. All this can be both exhilarating and daunting, but you will not be alone. The Brandeis Education Program will be there to help you.

As your career progresses, stay in touch with our Brandeis Teacher Education Alumni group. Meeting periodically throughout the year, educators tackle ways to professionally develop your teaching, grow as a teacher leader, and networking to advance your career.

For contact information and a current schedule of meetings and events:

At each meeting, dinner will be provided while participants socialize, share “burning issues” that have come up in your respective classrooms, and meet in smaller discussion groups in order to tackle specific focal topics for the night. You can earn 1 PDP per clock hour for your participation.

Upcoming Meetings

Brandeis Induction/Alumni Group (suburban, urban, and private schools together)

All meetings are held on Monday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex at Brandeis. For questions, email Caroline Cadel, Teacher Induction Program Facilitator, at mat@brandeis.edu. 

  • March 11, 2019

  • April 8, 2019

  • May 13, 2019

  • June TBD
CETE and Brandeis teacher graduates working in urban schools

All meetings are held on Tuesday and begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Changsho Restaurant, 1712 Mass Ave in Cambridge.

  • March 19, 2019

  • May 7, 2019

  • June TBD