Mentor Teacher & Content Leader Endorsements
If you have additional questions, you may contact Dr. Amy Vessel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Dustin Hebert (email@example.com.)
NEW: Bloomboard Support
We will be offering Bloomboard support for our mentor teachers and content leaders pursuing certification.
Louisiana Tech University offers both Mentor Teacher and Content Leader training through all online graduate coursework. The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has approved both pathways in June 2019.
We have enhanced the current state training with our TEaM Model mentor training curriculum as well as innovative technology tools from our HUB center. Our program is completely online in two graduate 3-hour semester hour courses. These hours can be applied to our Educational Leadership graduate program or be used as +30 hours. Faculty offer optional Zoom meetings to help you complete the tasks and are available face-to-face on campus.
The estimated cost per teacher for two graduate courses would be approximately $2,650.00. ( That includes the cost for two 3-semester hour graduate courses as well as the $40 application fee).
We will work diligently to apply scholarships where applicable, but this cannot be guaranteed until we receive new guidelines for the 2020-2021 academic year. We recommend estimating the $2,650.00 cost per participant when applying in the LDOE superapp.
NOTE: Districts will be responsible for all Bloomboard costs and coordinate billing through them. Names are submitted to LDOE by the university. ALL Bloomboard questions once you have your account should go directly to Bloomboard or your district content.
Serving as a mentor or content leader is an incredible opportunity to prepare leaders in education and bring prestige to our profession. We are honored at Louisiana Tech University to provide graduate coursework to prepare Louisiana's leaders for the future.
How do I Enroll?
STEP 1: Apply to Louisiana Tech's Graduate School. Here is a helpful instructional guide to help you navigate this process.
GUIDE TO APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL
You will choose "life long learner" or LLL if you are not pursuing a graduate degree. There will be an online $40 cost.
STEP 2: Receive an acceptance email from Louisiana Tech providing you with an email address and registration information on how to register on BOSS.
STEP 3: Register for your classes in our BOSS system. the course information is listed above. The most important numbers are the call numbers.
STEP 4: Receive access to Moodle on the day courses begin. Your instructors will contact you through your Louisiana Tech email address, so check regularly.
Q & A
What are the Mentor Teacher and Content Leader Endorsements?
These are certifications you can add to your teaching certificate and are important steps on the leadership path. Below is a breakdown of endorsements available:
A mentor teacher is a classroom teacher who supports aspiring clinical residents and new teachers, as well as more experienced teachers needing additional support. This endorsement is required by September 1, 2020, of all mentor teachers hosting clinical residents. A content leader is a classroom teacher or district leader who specializes in a content area, ELA or Mathematics, and supports that discipline on the school or district level.
What if my district is funding my training?
For individuals and small groups registering, save your registration tuition receipt for reimbursement purposes from your school/district.
For larger groups from one district participating, contact Dr. Amy Vessel.
When I pass bloomboard, how do I secure my endorsement?
Ask your school district to assist you in applying for your endorsement. You will need to attach three items to your application: (1) Bloomboard certificate, (2) Louisiana Tech transcript verifying completion of courses, (3) Louisiana Tech Enrollment Letter (you received in your final class.
When should I apply for graduate school?
Typically 2 months prior to the start of the training graduate course.