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Career Education Professional Development

2014-2015 Career Education Mentoring Program

The Office of College and Career Readiness, Career Education Unit, is accepting protégé applications for the 2014-15 Career Education Mentoring Program.  The Career Education Mentoring Program is offered to new career education teachers and those teachers returning to the profession after extended absences.  For more information contact Dennis Harden

New Counselor Institute (NCI)

Registration New Counselor Institute (NCI) is now open. NCI 2014 was held in 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. 

New Teacher Institute (NTI)

New Teacher Institute (NTI) was held in Columbia, MO on 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 and have never taught or have just finished their first year of teaching.

NTI 2013

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