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Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program

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Teachers in the TEAM Program hold an initial, interim initial, or 90-day temporary teaching certificate with the State of Connecticut.

The timespan of this program is intended to be two years, with an additional year possible for extenuating circumstances. Upon completion of this program, teachers may apply and proceed to the second step in the CT teacher certification progression, a provisional teaching certificate.

The Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program began September 2010 and was not funded in the CT budget passed in October 2017. TEAM remains a program that is defined by Connecticut Statute and remains a mandate for new teacher support in the early years of their professional career.

West Hartford is committed to continuing this professional development experience for new teachers by supporting a new teacher by assigning a trained TEAM mentor to assist and support a new teacher as they explore new learning in five areas of the Common Core of Teaching: Classroom Environment, Planning for Instruction, Instructional Practices, Assessment of Learning and Professional Responsibility for all Teachers.

Mimi Villanova

District Facilitator for TEAM