The first years of teaching are uniquely challenging
Whether prepared in a traditional university setting, alternative certification program or other pathway. We want to help.
Texas Education START is a partnership between the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin and local school districts dedicated to advancing the support and retention of early career teachers entering the classroom. University-sponsored mentors are connected to first- through third-year teachers across multiple elementary schools in the area. Learn more → About
- To increase new teacher self-efficacy.
- To provide targeted support in the areas of social-emotional wellness, literacy, and building classroom community.
- To foster communication and collaboration between teachers, administration, district, and University faculty.
Possessing a robust yet diverse set of educational backgrounds, our mentors are experienced teachers who now focus their energy on coaching, mentoring, and providing individualized support to new educators. Learn more → Meet Our Team
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