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Celebrating Our Past. Transforming The Future.


This fall, the College of Education and Human Development will begin a year-long celebration of 50 years of excellence.

Throughout our history we have been charged with transforming and enriching lives through education and health. Created as a school for teachers, we are now a school for leaders.

We offer 21 undergraduate programs and more than 30 graduate programs across multiple emphasis areas.

Educators, sports professionals, business leaders, healthcare professionals. Whatever the industry, our graduates are game-changers. Our graduates transform lives.

We Teach Texas


We are proud to be one of 11 universities in the Texas A&M University System preparing educators for Texas school systems.

There are more than 10,000 Aggies working in Texas schools across 746 districts and 208 counties. Thanks to our excellence in teacher preparation, these Aggies will stay in the classrooms long after their peers.

Become a Teacher

Learn about the TAMUS initiative

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EAHR develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service.

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EPSY is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts.

Health-kinesiology

HLKN is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

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TLAC’s mission is to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on collaboration, diversity, critical thinking, and creativity.

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Mentoring & Coaching Academy

We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy


A self-paced online mentoring and coaching certificate opportunity for P12 teachers.

Are you a P12 classroom or cooperating teacher looking for strategies to best support beginning teachers? This self-paced online Level 1 course explores the best practices in mentoring and coaching for P12 classroom teachers and offers ways to positively impact a beginning teacher’s readiness to teach. Organized around 7 topics, and formatted in the research-based L.E.A.D.E.R.© model, the Academy’s standards-driven curriculum will guide participants through readings, videos, and applications to implement new ideas and tools focused on what it means to be an effective teacher mentor for novice Texas teachers.

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Mission & Vision


The overall vision of the We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy is to transform the preparation of teacher mentors by providing evidence-based professional development for P12 mentors and coaches who support beginning teachers throughout the state of Texas. Our mission is to:

  • Build capacity among P12 teacher mentors
  • Support the retention of quality teachers
  • Engage school districts as mutual partners to accelerate capacity among mentors

Who Should Attend


This program is designed for P12 teachers who want to enhance their mentoring and coaching ability for beginning teachers and prepare to take on greater leadership responsibilities within their school district.

The We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy welcomes individuals or teams from school districts around the state of Texas. Attendance by multiple teachers within a campus or district will foster teamwork, amplify the program’s impact, and enable participants to continue supporting one another’s mentoring development after the training ends. Group registration is available for school districts that qualify for the Texas Education Agency’s Mentor Program Allotment funding.

Registration


This online program is designed to be self-paced with additional support from our virtual coordinators. Upon completion of the program, certificates awarded to participants who successfully complete the training.

The We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy is a pre-approved provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours – authorized by the Texas Education Agency. Our Mentor and Coaching Academy offers research-based mentoring and induction training and supports the Texas House Bill (HB) 3’s Mentor Program Allotment.

The Mentor and Coaching Academy is excited to collaborate with you in support of your application for Mentor Program Allotment (MPA) funds. To complete your Mentor Program Allotment application, please download an outline of our curriculum’s scope and sequence document and brochure and submit both items with your application.

  • Pre-registration begins May 15, 2020 for payment by invoice only.
  • Group registration is available.
  • Payment by card will be available June 8, 2020.

Program Timeline


  • May 15, 2020: Pre-registration for invoicing opens
  • June 8, 2020: Open registration and payment by card available
  • July 20, 2020: First online session begins
  • July 31, 2020: First online session ends

For questions about the program and registration process, email mca@tamu.edu. Additional registration dates will be available in June.

Key Benefits


  • Fulfill required mentor training – TEC §21.458
  • Earn 15 continuing professional education (CPE) hours over 10 days
  • Learn best practices in mentoring and coaching
  • Inspire the next generation of beginning teachers
  • Enhance interpersonal, leadership, reflection, and coaching
  • Improve career mobility
  • Connect with a community of mentors
  • Develop one’s own teaching skills

Takeaways


The We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy utilizes a professional development curriculum that is upheld by the following four pillars:

  • Evidence-based,
  • Human-centered,
  • Standards-driven, and
  • Experiential.

Through a rich online learning experience that includes a virtual coach, case studies, video exercises, and group discussions, participants will explore the best practices of mentoring and coaching for beginning teachers as well as uncovering the personal core of mentoring with a human-centered philosophy and leadership style.

  1. Adult Learning Theory and Developing a Mentoring Philosophy
  2. The Mentor/Mentee Dyad
  3. High Leverage Teaching Practices
  4. Best Practices in Mentoring
  5. Coaching Beginning Teachers
  6. Online Mentoring
  7. Performance Management; Providing Quality Written and Oral Feedback Aligned to the Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T-TESS) Standards

During the self-paced online course, you will also participate in a two-session virtual community with several other participants. This authentic peer-based forum allows you to discuss your mentoring questions and growth among critical friends. Exercises that promote individual reflection and peer exchange will provide an opportunity for you to evolve your approach to mentoring and coaching in a supportive environment that encourages more openness and self-reflection than might be not be possible when learning in solitude.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to create a performance management plan: a blueprint for tracking the growth of future beginning teachers under your tutelage.

The We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy is a collaboration among the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, the We Teach Texas initiative of the Texas A&M University System, and facilitated by the Education Leadership Research Center  at Texas A&M University.

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