After Graduation

As a DeLeT graduate, we hope and expect that you will continue to teach in a Jewish day school and/or continue your graduate studies. While our alumni are responsible for securing post-DeLeT employment, DeLeT provides support and guidance during the placement process and works with schools in which alumni are employed to encourage these schools to develop an environment which supports new teacher learning.

As our alumni begin their teaching careers, DeLeT provides support through the DeLeT Induction Program, which offers one-on-one mentoring to beginning teachers in Jewish day schools to help them to “clear” their California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The DeLeT Induction Program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and is open to DeLeT graduates and other teachers in Jewish day schools who need to “clear” their California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

The DeLeT Induction Program includes:

  • A Beginning Teacher Network orientation to the electronic Formative Assessment System (FAS).
  • One-on-one mentoring, observation, feedback, and guidance from a DeLeT Clinical Educator/mentor (CE) for 2+ hours at your school-site every other week throughout the school year using the New Teacher Center’s Formative Assessment System.
  • An Inquiry Action Project focusing on a specific area of interest, designed to further your teaching knowledge and practice.
  • Yearly Beginning Teacher Network meetings for DeLeT Induction Program participants in DeLeT alumni classrooms in the area to discuss best practices and California Standards 5 and 6 regarding Pedagogy and Universal Access.
  • Meetings twice each year with your school’s administrator and the DeLeT CE/mentor to set goals and evaluate teaching growth.
  • A one-year early completer option for teachers with more than 3 years of day school teaching experience.

The cost of the DeLeT Induction Program is $3,600 per year. We encourage participants to ask for financial support from their school. Scholarships are available for DeLeT alumni. To learn more, contact the DeLeT Induction Program Coordinator, Dr. Bonnie Sharfman, at bsharfman@huc.edu or at 310-701-8819.

DeLeT also provides advisement regarding graduate school options and some alumni enter the Rhea Hirsch School of Education's Master of Arts in Jewish Education program. Learn more.