Teaching to Lead

Research-Based Preparation for New and Early Career CTE Teachers

Teaching to Lead for New and Early Career CTE TeachersWorld-class teachers are the key to increasing CTE students’ college and career readiness. Teaching to Lead (T2L), a research-based preparation program for new and early career CTE teachers, improves teacher competence and self-efficacy and has been shown to increase teacher retention.

Field-tested with CTE teachers in Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Vermont, T2L features problem-based learning modules in instructional planning, instructional strategies, assessment and classroom management delivered across 10 days of intensive professional development supplemented with on-site coaching by expert NRCCTE at SREB facilitators.

T2L also helps prepare teachers for other NRCCTE at SREB professional development models, including Math-in-CTE, Literacy-in-CTE, Science in CTE and Project-Based Learning for Career Pathways.

“When I started teaching, I didn't know much about it. Teaching to Lead helped me understand so many different things about teaching, from how to set up my classroom, to how to design a unit plan and teach it with a variety of strategies. Teaching to Lead not only taught me how to be an effective teacher but also taught me the importance of student learning and how critical it is to differentiate learning for all students. I attended many different professional development classes over the school year, but Teaching to Lead was the most beneficial class I have attended because it was specific to the content I'm teaching and really helped me to become a better teacher.”
– T2L Teacher Participant

Learn more about the research behind the T2L model:

Would T2L benefit your teachers? Contact Director Jim Stone at james.stone@nrccte.org.