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Alternative Teacher Certification Program

Campus Mentors

Dear Mentor, the Huston-Tillotson University, Alternative Teacher Certification program team is pleased to welcome you to the support team of teacher educator professionals who will contribute to the development of future teachers. Taking on the task of mentoring an intern through those first real experiences in the classroom is rewarding and sometimes challenging. We appreciate the amount of time and effort you offer to our interns. Our university field supervisor and support staff are prepared to assist you in this endeavor.

Your role as a mentor to one of our interns is of the utmost importance to the new teacher’s success during this induction year and in the years to come as the new teacher develops into an experienced, proficient, and effective professional educator. The importance of mentoring during the first year in the classroom has been determined by study after study. The most commonly cited goals of mentoring include the following:
 to improve teaching performance,
 to increase the retention of promising teachers,
 to promote professional and personal well being, and
 to satisfy mandated requirements.

During the first year, most beginners come to grips with the reality of the “classroom” as a different world. Because the beginner is expected to undertake the same load as the seasoned veteran, their personal and professional needs must be addressed promptly. Therefore, the beginner must be given the institution’s basic information to foster adequate functioning and a sense of belonging, and we thank you for taking on this huge responsibility.

If you encounter problems or have questions concerning our alternative teacher certification program or intern, don’t hesitate to contact us at 512.505.3091.

Register Now for the ATCP Mentor Orientation 


ATCP Handbook

Mentor Agreement Form

W9 Form

Field Supervisors

Classroom Observation Form