Deadline to register for MNEA Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (4-part Virtual Series - Feb)



Thursday Nights 
Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22

Register by Jan. 29.

All teachers with a Missouri Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) must participate in a beginning teacher assistance program before upgrading their certificate. “I Can Do It” is designed for teachers in their first two years and any teacher who wants to improve their classroom management skills. Teachers with several years of experience also find these sessions helpful. Missouri NEA partners with Maryville University to offer a meaningful program that meets the beginning teacher assistance program certification requirement.

Contact MNEA Teaching & Learning at (573) 644-9623 or email Laurie Bernskoetter at for more information.

The “I Can Do It” Beginning Teacher Assistance Program has an interactive format. You are required to complete all asynchronous tasks, trainings, and all synchronous sessions during a one-month period to receive your Beginning Teacher Assistance Program certificate.

Topics covered: Classroom management, professional communication, certification requirements, professional responsibilities, student engagement and relationships, motivation, creating acceptance, polishing your techniques, classroom environment, professional growth plans, and challenging behaviors. 


MNEA members: $35
Non-members: $70

Fee can be paid by credit card at the time of registration or by school district purchase order. All fees are non-refundable. Fee includes lunch for in-person sessions. In-person sessions are limited to 35 participants. 

Fee includes Beginning Teacher Assistance Program certificate and access to all asynchronous and synchronous virtual sessions.

Beginning Teacher Assistance Program 

(Four 2-hour Sessions)

4 Thursday Evenings
Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

You must participate in all four live interactive virtual sessions at the scheduled dates and times.

Deadline to Register: Jan. 29
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You can expect to receive a packet of training materials to use during the virtual sessions about 1-3 weeks before the first session.
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If your school district will be paying the cost of this seminar, enter the following code in the Coupon Code on the next page to avoid paying by credit card now. 


Immediately after registering, you will receive an email with a Zoom pre-registration link. You must also complete this registration to be added to the class roster. If you do not receive the email/link, contact Laurie Bernskoetter at (573) 644-9623 or