KCCTE Statewide Teacher Mentoring Initiative

MENTORKCCTE provides mentoring at no cost to Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers; offering them support as they transition into their role as a classroom teacher.

Mentoring is provided based upon a CTE teacher's request through the website or by contacting the KCCTE.

Through the mentoring program, CTE teachers will have access, as needed, for support in classroom and laboratory instruction from other experienced CTE teachers with similar content areas.

Mentoring is designed to be a flexible model that is individually based upon the needs expressed by the mentee and observed by the mentor. This program is a unique opportunity for the CTE teacher to receive one-on-one instruction and site-based visits without the requirements of attending classes or being enrolled at PSU. This program is designed to provide supportive and non-punitive feedback from the mentor determined by on-site observations.

The relationship between the mentee and the mentor will be structured around the needs expressed by the CTE teacher in the areas of: planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

Information shared during visits and observations are confidential, and are strictly used as a basis for the mentor to provide feedback for the mentee’s continuous improvement in classroom and laboratory instruction.


"The Pittsburg State mentoring program for CTE has been a wonderful experience.  It has given me someone to talk to at any time who is knowledgeable in my content area.  I have been able to collaborate with a professor and share ideas. I have gotten excellent feedback about what I am doing, which has helped me reflect on how I can improve in the classroom.  Most importantly, I have gained knowledge within my content area from an expert.  It has been very nice to be supported in such a way during my first year in a CTE classroom. "

~Amy Oades, FACS Instructor, Blue Valley Middle School

Contact us today to participate in the mentoring program.

If you are a Kansas CTE teacher, and would like to request a mentor to support you in developing your instructional skills:

Request Mentoring

OR, if you are an experienced Kansas CTE teacher, and would like to share your expertise with others in your content area:

Mentor application

  • Maximize development for new teachers
  • Create a network of support with a geographic advantage

Mentoring
Dr. Julie Dainty, PSU Associate Professor, assisting Sonora Jones, mentee.

Objectives

Teacher Support

Provide instructional support to the CTE teacher as they transition into their professional role. Mentoring is provided upon request and delivered in a flexible model based upon the teacher's needs.

Mentoring

Continuous improvement

Provide a non-threatening setting for the CTE teacher, which provides feedback and support for continuous improvement.

Teacher Resources

Provide classroom and laboratory resources to enrich the CTE teacher's instruction.

Supportive network

Provide a supportive network, allowing the opportunity to share ideas and resources with other teachers.

No Cost Skill Development

Provide individualized support from experienced teachers at no cost.