University of Phoenix launches new teacher program

The program will consist of two modules, the first addressing “Classroom Management for New Teachers” and “Effective Lesson Planning.” | File photo

The University of Phoenix College of Education recently began offering a teacher induction program for school districts, allowing them to give first- and second-year teachers tools for long-term success.

“No matter how talented and highly qualified teachers are in content areas, many need to continue to hone their experience in areas such as classroom management, parent engagement and leadership, particularly in the first few years of teaching,” University of Phoenix College of Education academic dean Pamela Roggeman said. “Having a support system during this transition period helps teachers to grow and refine their craft, and students reap the benefits.”

The program will consist of two modules, the first addressing “Classroom Management for New Teachers” and “Effective Lesson Planning” and the second covering “Instructional Strategies” and “Assessment and Evaluation,” which can be taken together or separately. Teachers who complete the program earn six credits towards a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction at University of Phoenix.

“To ensure we retain highly talented teachers, higher education and school districts must collaborate to offer continuing teacher education and mentorship resources so new educators can be inspired by senior leadership and build professional learning and support networks,” Roggeman said. “University of Phoenix College of Education is proud to offer this resource to local school districts across the country to provide teachers with the skills they need to excel and stay in the profession.”

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