Beginning Teacher Support Program Contact Information
Ms. Susan Westall
(828)-652-4535 ext. 301
Access the new NCDPI Online Licensure System to change your name on your Professional Educator’s License.
Instructions and more information are available within the online licensure system. You must upload into the new online system copies of official documentation to verify the change, such as the following:
- Marriage certificate
- Social Security Card
- Driver’s license
- Other court documents showing that the educator’s name has been changed officially.
**** A $60.00 processing fee is required.****
Beginning Teacher Support Program
Goals of the Beginning Teacher Support Program
One primary and direct goal of the BTSP is to help new teachers improve skills and build confidence to become successful educators. BTs will only reach their fullest potential with systems of support from the state, school district, local school and quality mentors. North Carolina’s program includes these components in order to provide a systematic structure of support for beginning teachers.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Policy Manual
Other goals of the BTSP are to ensure that BTs:
• meet the state’s professional teaching standards;
• impact the learning of all students in distinguished ways and;
• choose to remain in the profession and become future master teachers, teacher leaders, skilled administrators and superintendents.
The Beginning Teacher Support Program began in North Carolina schools in 1997 and is designed specifically to meet the needs of teachers who are new to the teaching profession. McDowell County Schools Beginning Teachers' Program is committed to meeting the North Carolina Standards for Beginning Teachers while assisting teachers in developing decision-making skills to include positive expectations for students. This webpage offers helpful resources, important dates, and reminders for our Beginning Teachers.
Newsletter for NC BTs- November , 2017 PDF by Nichole Lewis on Scribd