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Career Education Professional Development

Technical Centers That Work (TCTW) Grants

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 2018-19 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 or middle schools. 

List of current grant recipients

School Network Year of Grant Implementation
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center & Cape Central High School  TCTW & HSTW 1st
Four Rivers Career Center TCTW 1st
Kirksville Area Technical Center TCTW 1st
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center  TCTW 1st
Warrensburg Area Career Center TCTW 1st
Dallas County Technical Ctr. TCTW 2nd
Eldon Career Center TCTW in partnership with HS and MS 3rd
Lex La_Ray Technical Center and Lexington Middle School TCTW & MMGW 3rd
Cass Career Center & Harrisonville Middle School TCTW & MMGW 4th
Columbia Area Career Center TCTW 4th
Crowder College TCTW 4th
Lake  Career & Technical Center, Camdenton High & Middle Schools TCTW, HSTW & MMGW 4th
Lebanon Career & Technology Center TCTW 4th
Ozark Career Center TCTW 4th
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center TCTW 5th
Hillyard Technical Center TCTW 5th
Manual Career & Technical Center TCTW 5th
Nevada Regional Technical Center TCTW 5th
Northland Career Center TCTW 5th

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

New Counselor Institute (NCI)

NCI 2018 will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia on July 9-12, 2018.  NCI is designed for those entering school counseling positions with:

  • A Temporary Authorization Certificate
  • An Alternative Certification with no or one year of school counseling experience
  • Recent graduation from a school counseling masters program and no counseling experience
  • No public school experience
  • Certification and experience but changing positions

Space is limited so apply as soon as possible. Priorities for acceptance will be based on the bulleted list above and date registration is received.  Local administrator approval is required. Registration must be received by July 1. No purchase orders accepted. Contact Chrissy Bashore at 573-751-6875.

New Teacher Institute (NTI)

Save the Date!  

NTI 2018 will be held at Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO from July 29 - Aug. 1, 2018

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
  • have been hired by a Missouri public school district

(School district administrative approval is required for all participants).

Applications are due July 1, 2018.  Registration is subject to availability after June 18.  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.

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 2018?  This is a five-day commitment from July 28-August 1.  A stipend is paid for teacher leader plus expenses are reimbursed.  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.


2017-2018 Career Education Mentoring Program

The Office of College and Career Readiness, Career Education Unit, is accepting protégé applications for the 2017-18 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

All applicants must read the social security number disclosure notice