TEAM Resource Page
What is TEAM?
Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program is Connecticut's induction program for new teachers. It is a two-year program that helps beginning teachers grow professionally by working with a trained mentor, and by participating in professional development. The program is based on five modules that are aligned to the Connecticut Common Core of Teaching: (1) Classroom Environment (2) Planning (3) Instruction (4) Assessment (5) Professional Responsibilities.
According to the CT TEAM website, mentors and beginning teachers work together to identify a need/opportunity for professional growth based on a CCT performance profile, establish a goal, develop an action plan, implement their plan and reflect on the 8-10 week process. At the culmination of each module, a written reflection paper that documents new teacher learning, changes in teaching practice and positive outcomes for students will be submitted by the beginning teacher to a district or regional review committee.
Successful completion of the TEAM Program is required for eligibility to move from an Initial Educator Certificate to a Provisional Educator Certificate.