Career and Technical Education Professional Development

New Teacher Institute (NTI)


2023 Dates: July 30-August 2, 2023

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Drive SW, Columbia, MO, 65203 (IN-PERSON CONFERENCE ONLY)

Institute check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. on July 30, 2023.

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. School district administrative approval is required for all participants. 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

A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required for all participants, and registration is considered complete once that deposit is received by the department.

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.


    • $25.00 check made payable to "Treasurer, State of Missouri" and mailed to: 
      Office of College and Career Readiness/NTI
      P.O. Box 480
      Jefferson City, MO 65102
    • Please indicate NTI and name of teachers(s) along with the check.
  • NTI Participant Checklist 

  • NTI Agenda 


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 2023? This is a five-day commitment. 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 training and assistance with both in-person and virtual participants. Training and materials are provided. Interested CTE teachers should complete the application when it becomes available.

Teachers who have been retired for more than 3 years are not eligible to serve as a teacher leader. 


Tech Centers That Work (TCTW)

Technical Centers That Work (TCTW) Grants

TCTW is a program from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) that “helps leaders and teachers adopt continuous improvement practices that foster rigorous academic and career pathway curricula, project-based instruction, work-based learning and personalized supports.”   

Check out the SREB website for more information:

The application for new or continuing (after initial five year grant cycle has expired) state TCTW grants will be posted in March.  

2022-2023 TCTW Grant Recipients

Rolla Technical Institute TCTW 1
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center & Troy-Buchanan High School TCTW & HSTW 1
Dallas County Technical Center and Buffalo High School TCTW & HSTW 2
Eldon Career Center and State Fair Community College TCTW & State Fair 2
Hannibal Career and Technical Center  TCTW 2
Lex La-Ray Technical Center and Lexington Middle School TCTW & MMGW 2
Boonslick Technical Education Center TCTW 4
Columbia Area Career Center and Jefferson Middle School TCTW & MMGW 4
Neosho High School and Crowder College TCTW & HSTW 4
Grand River Technical School TCTW 4
Carrollton Area Career Center TCTW 5
Excelsior Springs Career Center and Middle School TCTW & MMGW 5
Nevada Career Center and High School TCTW & HSTW 5
Northland Career Center and Platte Co. High School TCTW & HSTW 5
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center TCTW 5

Contact Lori Brown at 573-526-4900 for further information.

CTE Mentoring

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. 

  • 2021-2022 Mentoring Manual 
  • Mentor Mentoring Program Application (closed for this year)
  • Protégé Mentoring Program Application (closed for this year)