IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: NEWS ARTICLES HIGHLIGHT LOUISIANA TEACHERS' SUPPORT FOR PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EDUCATORS THROUGH YEAR-LONG RESIDENCIES

Nov 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. - Following the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's adoption of landmark educator preparation regulations, teachers who participated in the pilot have spoken out in national and state media supporting the full implementation of the program.

In the Baton Rouge Advocate: Letter to the Editor: Residencies for teachers a good idea

In Education Week: Professional Reflections of a Mentor Teacher and Teacher Preparation is Evolving

In the Monroe News Star: Clinical residency aims to change teacher training in Louisiana

The new regulations require aspiring teachers entering preparation programs in 2018 to
participate in a competency-based educator preparation curriculum and complete a yearlong classroom residency alongside an experienced, mentor teacher.

Louisiana has piloted yearlong residencies for aspiring teachers since 2014 through Believe and Prepare, impacting 1,204 resident and mentor teachers and over 26,000 students statewide. Backed by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the polices passed in October ensure that all teacher candidates in the 2018-2019 year and beyond will have the same experience as those who participated in the Believe and Prepare program.

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Please contact believeandprepare@la.gov with questions.

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