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Teacher Education and Mentoring Program

Teachers in the TEAM Program hold an initial, interim initial or 90-day temporary teaching certificate with the State of Connecticut.
The timespan of this program is intended to be two years, with an additional year possible for extenuating circumstances. Upon completion of this program, teachers may apply and proceed to the second step in the CT teacher certification progression, a provisional teaching certificate.


The Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) began in September 2010 and was not funded in the state budget that passed in October 2017. TEAM remains a program that is defined by Connecticut Statute and remains a mandate for new teacher support in the early years of their professional career.

Waterbury is committed to continuing this professional development experience for new teachers by supporting them through assigning a trained TEAM mentor to assist and support a new teacher as they explore new learning in five areas of the Common Core of Teaching: Classroom Environment, Planning for Instruction, Instructional Practices, Assessment of Learning and Professional Responsibility for all Teachers.

More information, visit:  TEAM