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Career Education - News and Updates

New Counselor Institute (NCI)

Registration New Counselor Institute (NCI) is now open.  NCI 2014 will be held at Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO from July 13-16. 

NCI is intended for those entering school counseling positions through an alternative certification process.  Those with no public school experience, or those who are currently completing their first year of counseling who have an alternative certificate, are eligible to apply. 

NCI 2014 Draft Schedule


NCI 2014 Counselor Checklist

Space is limited and new counselors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Administrative approval is required.

New Teacher Institute (NTI)

Registration for New Teacher Institute (NTI) is now open.  NTI will be held at Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO  from July 27-30.

NTI is a four day boot-camp for new Career and Technical Education Teachers who are coming into teaching directly from industry.  The purpose of NTI is to prepare novice teachers for their first day, week and month of school with an eye toward a successful first year.  Eligible participants:

  • Do not have an education degree
  • Have never taught or have just finished their first year of teaching

NTI 2014 Draft Schedule


NTI 2014 Teacher Checklist

Space is limited and new teachers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Administrative approval is required. 

WANTED:  Teacher Leader's for NTI 2014.

We will be needing several teacher leaders for NTI this summer.  Please complete this application and return it by April 15.  This is a great opportunity to share your experience with novice teachers!

NTI 2013

Certificates for those who attended and completed the assignments for NTI 2013 have been emailed.    Please call 573-751-4383 if you have not received your certificate.

2013-2014 Career Education Mentoring Program

The Career Education Mentoring Program will be reinstated for the upcoming school year.  This is a one-year program that will assist new educators in addressing the challenges and responsibilities of their specific program areas by providing a mentor from another school district who is experienced in the same program area. 

To assist in planning for the upcoming year, please have your new teachers complete an application and return to Dennis Harden, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102.