Field Test Update: Alternative Licensure CTE Teacher Induction Model: A Podcast with Paula Egelson

Field Test Update: Alternative Licensure CTE Teacher Induction Model: A Podcast with Paula Egelson

Jan 2012

Well-trained, supported new CTE teachers are more likely to remain in the field and build their skills over time, resulting in a better trained teaching force. In partnership with the NRCCTE, SREB is developing an induction model for new CTE teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that will increase new teachers' competence, self-efficacy, and retention. The model builds the capacity of beginning CTE teachers to offer instruction that is intellectually demanding and standards-focused and thus more likely to improve CTE students' academic achievement.

SREB’s Paula Egelson chatted with ACTE’s Catherine Imperatore about recent developments with this teacher induction model. This year, the SREB team has evaluated the impact of the model on a cohort of new CTE teachers in Oklahoma, examining the impact of the program on teacher commitment to the profession and teacher self efficacy, specifically new teachers' confidence, instructional expertise, and ability to manage classrooms.