The first years of teaching are uniquely challenging,
whether prepared in a traditional university setting, alternative certification program, or other pathway. Additionally, the COVID-19 era has resulted in even more expectations and demands being placed on teachers than ever before.
We want to help.
Texas Education START is a partnership between the College of Education at University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District. We provide University-sponsored mentors to all first through third year teachers at 14 AISD elementary schools. Learn more → About
- Increase new teacher self-efficacy.
- Provide targeted support in the areas of social emotional wellness, literacy, and building classroom community.
- 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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