Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS)


Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) is a framework designed to support teacher learning and career development in alignment to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System and the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). The system was designed through collaborative partnerships between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri's Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs).

MTDS provides guidance for teachers and support for professional developers and trainers designing professional learning for teachers. Some MTDS programming is currently being offered through Missouri's RPDCs, who are continually working to expand MTDS aligned opportunities to meet the needs of teachers at every career level.

MTDS Emerging Level I: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP)

Ongoing, job-embedded, research-based support for new teachers throughout their first year. Part of the SW Regional Teacher Development System, which offers supports for the entire teaching career through the Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning.

MTDS Emerging Level II (BTAP 2)

Go beyond BTAP! Teachers never stop learning. This program is designed to meet the needs of early career teachers and is open to any teacher with more than one year of experience. The learning will be focused on curriculum and assessment design, and learning how to use data to drive instruction.

MTDS Mastering: Mentoring First Year Teachers

Give your teacher leaders the training they need to grow as an educator as they become a successful mentor for new teachers.

MTDS Developing Level I: Teacher Academy

Teacher academy participants obtain skills in curriculum design, using data to drive instruction, the effective use of instructional strategies, and increasing student engagement.

MTDS Developing Level II: Teacher Academy Graduates (TAG)

This is a year-long experience for graduates of teacher academy. TAG expands on the work of teacher academy and continues the learning towards teacher leadership.

MTDS Mastering: Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Learn about the Missouri Professional Learning Guidelines. Network with other professional development committee members from other districts. Learn about the new Mentoring Program Standards and Beginning Teacher Assistance Guidelines. This is a great training to find out how the Agency for Teaching, Leading, & Learning can partner with you to help with your district's professional learning plan.

Teacher Leader: Professional Development Committee Network

Join the PDC Network! This is a regional group of PDCs. Facilitated planning, resource sharing, and supports for PDCs.