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Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM)
For more than 10 years, teachers had asked CEA to work to bring change to the BEST program. With the help of members from across the state, change finally came in 2008. The resulting legislation eliminated BEST in June 2009, and created a special task force to design a new mentoring program.
CEA played a major role in creating what the task rorce first called the Mentor Assistance Program, whose name was later changed to Teacher Education and Mentoring, or TEAM.
The Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) is a two year induction program for beginning teachers that includes mentorship and professional development. Beginning teachers participating in the program are assigned a trained mentor to guide them through developing individualized growth plans, uniquely based on their own needs as educators.
News and Informational Resources
State funding for TEAM, the Teacher Education And Mentoring program, was unexpectedly wiped out in the budget that passed in October.
What does this funding elimination mean for beginning teachers and mentors?
Through this publication and workshops that we offer, CEA hopes to make you more knowledgeable about the pension benefits to which you will be entitled, as well as the steps that you should take early in your career to maximize future opportunities.