Every year, 9,000 future teacher candidates graduate from a local teaching program. Before they can take on the coveted title of teacher, they first spend 10 weeks partnering with a teacher who mentors and trains them.
This Friday, the House Education Policy Committee will consider this bill, which can help student teachers have a positive and rigorous clinical experience so they enter the classroom prepared for success.
This is our chance to replicate best classroom and teaching practices, and support new teachers' development in their profession. We owe it to future teachers that they get the most out of their clinical experiences.
If you have questions about this legislation or want to share your story about student teaching, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 957-2577.
Josh (MinnCAN's advocacy manager)