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Campus Mentors

Studies have indicated that mentoring plays a pivotal role in the achievement of first-year teachers. The Texas Administrative Code reinforces this finding by mandating that each intern is assigned a mentor at the campus level. The Region 7 EPP collaborates with a campus administrator to assign an intern a mentor to support the beginning teacher. Mentors will complete a Region 7 Mentor online training or submit training evidence from the district. Throughout the school year, mentors and interns are also engaged in observations and structured discussions.
The mentor assigned to an intern must be an educator who:
  • is collaboratively assigned by the campus administrator and the EPP
  • has at least three years of teaching experience
  • is an accomplished educator, as shown by student learning
  • is currently certified in the certification category in which the internship candidate is seeking certification