Especially for new teachers
MSTA is helping launch new teachers into the profession through mentoring
support, professional development opportunities and a quarterly newsletter.
MSTA is there for new teachers with...
Liability insurance and legal assistance
MSTA's $2 million occurrence-based liability policy protects you in the
classroom. In addition, MSTA staff members give presentations on your legal
rights at BTA workshops and local CTA meetings. If you have a legal concern,
our staff will help you resolve it.
Money will be tight in your first years of teaching. That's why first-year
teachers can join MSTA for the reduced rate of $124. If you were a member of
S-MSTA during your final year of college, your rate will be $99.50. MSTA offers
the same high level of service as other professional organizations – at less
than half the price.
To keep your certification current, you must participate in a beginning teacher assistance program.
MSTA offers several BTA workshops during the year across Missouri and online. Descriptions and registration
information is below.
The online course meets the state's Initial Professional Certification requirement for "beginning teacher assistance from Missouri colleges and universities"
and is endorsed by the College of Education at the University of Missouri. The online course is divided into four modules or sections: communication and instruction,
classroom management, family involvement and motivation, and education-related law. Each module is to be completed over the span of one week and includes required readings,
participation in discussion forums, listening to audio casts and viewing video clips. Participants will also learn effective teaching practices and strategies for successful
professional growth. Upon completing the course, which includes an evaluation, participants will receive a letter verifying they have met the IPC requirement.
This workshop is designed to meet the state’s Initial Professional Certification requirement for
"beginning teacher assistance from Missouri colleges and universities." The participants
will learn effective teaching practices and strategies for successful professional growth. Discussions
and activities will include legal issues, classroom management, parent communication and MSTA support
for beginning teachers. This workshop will be completed in one day and documentation of participation
will be received at the end of the session.
To enroll in a BTA, call the Member Care Center at (800) 392-0532, or visit our
Online Event Registration. Day-long
BTAs are $40 for MSTA members and $70 for non-members. Click
here for a schedule of upcoming
onsite BTA workshops. Online courses will cost $40 for members and $70 for non-members.
In addition, MSTA offers workshops and seminars for all teachers throughout the year, including our free convention.
The New Teacher Survival Guide and MSTA's newsletter for new teachers, Class Notes, are valuable resources for your first years in the classroom.
MSTA offers mentor-training workshops to districts on request. In addition,
Missouri's Mentoring Framework
, helps districts assess their current mentoring programs and align them with
the Missouri School Improvement Program.
section describes the licensure process for Missouri teachers.
the most common questions asked by new teachers. We also offer a
Legal FAQ for New Teachers.