Why Do We Need to Support Beginning Teachers?

The CTE Foundational Learning Sessions are a set of videos designed to educate administrators on the importance and benefits of Career and Technical Education. The first foundational learning session video discusses the importance of supporting beginning CTE teachers.

Career and Technical Education is on the rise, both in Texas and the United States as a whole. CTE student enrollment is increasingly rapidly and teacher growth is not matching pace.

To make matters worse, there is a higher-than-average rate of teacher turnover in Career and Technical Education, a phenomenon that adversely affects teachers, student achievement, stabilization of learning communities, and organizational costs.

Supporting and mentoring new CTE teachers is a critical step in cultivating a successful educator. This video sets the foundation for building a strong CTE career.