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Career Education Professional Development

Save the Date!

Due to COVID-19, NTI 2020 will be held virtually.  The institute will begin on July 26 and run for approximately one week.    

NTI is a 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
  • have been hired by a Missouri public school district

Participants will access main presentations via Zoom and will participate in cohort group discussions afterward, again using Zoom.  Participants must have access to a computer with a camera so they can participate with their cohort group.

Applications are due July 1, 2020.  Registration is subject to availability after July 1, 2020.  A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required for all participants, and registration is considered complete once that deposit is received by the Department. (School district administrative approval is required for all participants).

Schools may reserve spots for NTI by submitting an application that indicates the content and grade level the new teacher will be teaching.  A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to save a spot.

Are  you, or do you know of, an experienced Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher who would like to assist as a teacher leader for NTI 2020?  This is a five-day commitment from July 25-July 29.  A stipend is paid for teacher leaders and expenses are reimbursed at the state rate.  Teacher leaders work with a cohort of 5-7 new teachers throughout NTI by facilitating table conversations and offering their assistance.  Training and materials are provided.  Interested CTE teachers should complete the application found at this link under the due date of April 15.

Data Acquisition Calendar: https://modese.wufoo.com/forms/teacher-leader-application-missouri-nti/ 


The Office of College and Career Readiness is pleased to announce that Technical Centers That Work (TCTW) grants will once again be available to schools for the 2020-21 school year.  Career Centers, with district approval, are eligible to apply for these funds to assist them in their improvement efforts at the area career center or in combination with sending high schools, middle schools or their community colleges. 

The grant application and narrative must be emailed as a PDF to the Department not later than 1:00 PM, May 18, 2020.  Below you will find the application.  Background information and writing prompts for the narrative component of your application can be found in the document titled TCTW Invitation for Grant Guidance.  Applicants are encouraged to review the summary reports from schools that have been in the network the last three years as these offer insights into how this grant impacts schools across the state.

FY19 TCTW Grant Recipients



Year of Grant Implementation

Boonville TCTW 1st
Columbia TCTW & MMGW 1st
Crowder TCTW & HSTW 1st
Grand River Tech TCTW  1st
Carrollton Area Career Center TCTW 2nd
Excelsior Springs Career Center and Middle School TCTW & MMGW 2nd
Nevada Career Center and Nevada High School TCTW & HSTW 2nd
Northland Career Center and Platte Co. High School TCTW & HSTW 2nd
Poplar Bluff TCTW 2nd
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center/Cape Central High School TCTW & HSTW 3rd
Four Rivers Career Center TCTW 3rd
Kirksville Area Technical Center TCTW 3rd
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center TCTW 3rd
Warrensburg Area Career Center TCTW 3rd
Dallas County TCTW 4th
Eldon TCTW 5th
Lex La-Ray (Lexington) TCTW & MMGW 5th

Contact Janice Rehak at 573-526-4900 for further information.

The Office of College and Career Readiness, Career Education Unit, is accepting protégé applications for the 2020-21 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 Roger Barnes. 

All applicants must read the social security number disclosure notice