Beginning Teacher Support in Pender County Schools
Beginning (novice) teachers are required to participate in a three-year induction program. During the induction period beginning teachers are to have a formal orientation, mentor support, and both formative and summative evaluations. Beginning Teachers (also known as BT's) are required to participate in the program for three years. Six consecutive months of satisfactory performance in the same LEA will be deemed to have met the requirement for one year. Beginning Teachers receive Standard Professional I (SPI initial license) in North Carolina. BTs in Pender County must keep the following documentation during their three years:
Mentor Contact log
McRel Online Evaluation Forms
Successful completion of all licensure requirments and a recommendation by the employing LEA will result in the participant becoming eligible for Standard Professional II license (SPII).