Teacher Career Continuum

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Many schools today struggle to find enough good teachers and keep them in the profession. One way states can address this problem is to recognize that state policy affects the profession from enrollment in teacher preparation programs through retirement. 

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

When states link policies to these levels of the profession, they make it easier to attract and retain quality teachers. Educators grow more effective and are compensated for their improvement, and the teaching profession becomes more attractive to new candidates.