Beginning Teacher Assistance Program Workshop - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

October 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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University of Central Missouri Union (Rooms 237A/B)
511 S. Holden St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

5 CSR 20-400.385 Beginning Teacher Assistance Program

PURPOSE: Section 168.400, RSMo and section 168.021.1, establish the completion of a

beginning teacher assistance program (BTAP) as a requirement of certification. This proposed

rule establishes minimum requirements for an effective BTAP. A well-designed and implemented

BTAP with on-going support can improve practice, helping new educators have the skills and

knowledge to positively impact student achievement.

(1) All new teachers are required to participate in a beginning teacher assistance program

(BTAP) planned with assistance from a Missouri teacher education program and provided by an

education association, regional service center, school district, or charter school. The BTAP is

designed for teachers in either their first or second year of teaching. The minimum requirements

for the program shall include, but not be limited to, an overview of the topics listed below:

Classroom Environment –

  1. Classroom management techniques;
  2. Time, space, transitions and activities management; and
  3. Awareness of diverse classroom, school and community cultures;

Student Engagement and Motivation –

  1. Effective instruction;
  2. Clear learning goals and/or objectives;
  3. Student voice and choice; and
  4. Teaching and learning activities with high student engagement;

Professional Communication –

  1. Effective communication with students, mentors, colleagues and parents;
  2. Verbal and nonverbal communication techniques; and
  3. Effective use of technology and social media for communication; and

Education-Related Law –

  1. Certification requirements;
  2. Professional rights and responsibilities; and
  3. Self-assessment and professional learning.


$92.00 Member Registration Rate

$92.00 Non-Member Registration Rate