Transition to CTE Teaching: Supporting Beginning Teachers Entering Through Alternative Routes
Beginning career and technical teachers need a variety of support to make a successful transition to teaching. This session will share findings of the field tests of an induction model that provides professional development and support to improve new teachers’ competence, self-efficacy and commitment to the profession. The model includes a professional development focus on 21st -century instruction in CTE, support from a local mentor in the teacher’s school, guidance from an administrator, coaching from the professional development instructor and electronic communities of practice.
Bottoms, G., & Sass, H. (2010, November). Transition to CTE teaching: Supporting beginning teachers entering through alternative routes. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Education, Las Vegas, NV.