Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program
In October 2009, Connecticut General Statute, Section 10-145o was passed and called for the establishment of “a teacher education and mentoring (TEAM) program which provides support to new teachers to help bridge the gap between theory and practice. The mission of the TEAM Program is to promote excellence, equity, and high achievement for Connecticut students by engaging teachers in the purposeful exploration of professional practice through guided support and personal reflection. Beginning teachers engage in a system of support that includes working with a highly skilled, trained instructional mentor to accelerate teacher effectiveness and student learning. They are required to complete up to five professional growth modules depending on their certification endorsement.