Teacher Career Continuum

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Today, many schools struggle to find good teachers and keep them in the profession. One way states can address this problem is to focus state policies for each stage in the profession’s career continuum. 

Teacher Candidate. Early Career Teacher. Professional Teacher. Teacher Leader.

When states recognize these distinct needs, educators can grow more effective and be compensated for improvement. And aligning policies across the continuum signals that teaching is a profession with an attractive career path.