Deadline to register for MNEA Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (St. Louis)

deadline date


St. Louis

Sat., Dec. 9, 2023

Register by Nov. 26.

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: $50
Non-members: $85

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 30 participants. 

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