ERIC Number: ED442782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-9
Reference Count: N/A
Career in Teaching Highlights.
Rochester City School District, NY.
This booklet describes the Career in Teaching (CIT) Program, a collaborative effort between the Rochester City School District and the Rochester Teachers Association to revitalize instruction by creating a true professional for teachers. Central to the reform movement, CIT aims to improve student attainment by setting new expectations for teachers' roles in school organization, decentralizing district operations, and creating school communities accountable for change. The plan establishes four career levels: intern, resident, professional, and lead teacher. It believes that effective teaching: connects the student's world and content, celebrates the learning process, incorporates knowledge of human development, and offers a safe learning environment. CIT is directed by a 12-member panel with various responsibilities. This booklet provides information on: who qualifies to be an intern in the program; what kinds of lead teacher mentors there are; whether participation in the CIT program is optional; the intent of an internship; what types of support and assistance mentors provide; professional expectations for interns; and what happens at the end of an internship. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Student Teachers, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation)
Rochester City School District, 131 West Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614; Tel: 716-262-8378; Fax: 716-262-5151.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester City School District, NY.