Beginning Teacher Assistance Program

New Statewide Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (BTAP) - Must Attend All 3 Days for Certificate

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

It's Not Too Late to Join the Statewide BTAP Cohorts!  

1.  Register for a Cohort

2.  Attend the two upcoming sessions this year

3.  Attend a DAY 1  session in the fall of 2018 to earn your full three days of participation.   

Register Now: 

December 11, 2017  & April 16, 2018

December 12, 2017 & April 17, 2018

December 15, 2017 & April 18, 2018

Three Cohorts Offered to Alleviate Substitute Demands

Districts are encouraged to split their new teachers/mentors over the three cohorts  so they can all benefit from the regional networking, guest expert speakers, and powerful learning and support this program provides.  

Each cohort has its own Paired Learning Experience as well, so all teachers have the opportunity to expand their learning into application as they team with their cohort mentors for reflective planning, coaching, and feedback.

 Regional Teacher Development System

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What is the BTA?

The Southwest Beginning Teacher Assistance (BTA) Collaborative program is provided by the following southwest Missouri colleges to assist beginning Educators in fulfilling the DESE requirement to attend a BTA program:

  • Baptist Bible College
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Drury University
  • Evangel University
  • Missouri State University
  • Southwest Baptist University

The program provides access to ongoing professional development for educators within the first three years of their teaching careers.

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