The Beginning Teacher Support Program is a three-year period of support for beginning teachers. The initial (Standard Professional 1) license, which is valid for three years, allows the teacher to begin practicing the profession on an independent basis. At the end of the three-year period, the teacher is either granted or denied a continuing license. Beginning teachers are eligible for continuing license based on three years of teaching experience and successful completion of Performance-Based Licensure requirements, provided the designated official in the employing LEA, charter school, or non-public institution has no knowledge of any reason related to conduct or character to deny an individual teacher a continuing license.
Articles of interest...
The Do's and Don'ts of Teaching: This short article by Gary Rubenstein in the May 2012 edition of Educational Leadership provides 10 concise tips for teachers entering the profession.
Setting and Achieving High Expectations: In this 2-minute video from The Teaching Channel developed in partnership with Common Sense Media, consistency, relationships, and classroom management are discussed.
Now That I Know: In this article from Educational Leadership, one teacher shares what he learned from his power struggle with a student.
The Challenges of Supporting New Teachers: In this interview with Educational Leadership, Linda Darling-Hammond describes the kind of preparation and support new teachers need to survive their critical first years in the classroom.