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Teacher Academy


What is the Program Design?

Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. The Academy focus is centered on student engagement, instructional strategies, and reflection on practices that align with the Missouri State Teacher Standards. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and collaborate with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.

Participation requires monthly release days for regional meetings and the one day fall statewide kickoff session and one day winter statewide meeting. Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual.



Teacher Academy Flyer

Who Qualifies to be a Teacher Academy Fellow?
• A current classroom teacher with three years of classroom experience
• A teacher with demonstrated classroom effectiveness
• A teacher with a commitment to sustained professional growth


How are Academy Fellows Selected?
Fellows are selected from a regional application process which requires a narrative response to a set of questions and two letters of recommendation.  Contact your Regional Professional Development Center.

What Are the Costs and Deadline?
Contact your Regional Professional Development Center for fee and regional registration.  Payment goes to your regional center.  Scholarships are available through your RPDC.

Teacher Academy - Statewide Program 2021