The Career in Teaching (CIT) Department
The Career in Teaching (CIT) program, which was established in 1987, is a collaborative effort between the Rochester Teachers Association and the Rochester City School District. A major focus is the one-on-one professional development for teachers through the peer assistance mentoring program. In order to be eligible for Professional Certification, all teachers, who possess Initial Certification, are required by New York State to receive mentoring during their first year of teaching.
First year teachers, called Interns, are paired with mentors based on common certification areas. When providing peer assistance, Mentors concentrate on the following four Domains: Planning, Preparation and Assessment; The Classroom Environment; Instructional Practice; and Professional Responsibilities/Growth. Some of a mentor's responsibilities include the following:
Besides the mentoring of new teachers, the CIT Program also provides mentoring on a professional support basis to any teacher in the District that would like peer assistance.
Teachers who are receiving their first Masters Degree in order to complete NYS certification requirements are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement.
For more information about mentoring or any other aspect of the CIT Program, contact Marie Costanza, Director of the CIT Program, at email@example.com
This slide show includes photos of the 2011 Interns of the Year.
This slide show includes photos of Interns at the October, 2010 New Teacher Orientation.
Rochester City School District
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Rochester, NY 14614
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