Teacher Career Pathways

District offers effective teachers a variety of career pathway opportunities to become campus or district leaders, allowing them to advance professionally with options to maintain an instructional role.

Why is this important?

  • The development of teacher career pathways can offer effective teachers the opportunity to engage in more complex roles which can increase retention (Varlas, 2009; Doyle 2015).
  • Creating pathways for instructional leadership develops a sense of responsibility for the campus and for improving teaching and learning, and these roles often provide support for novice or struggling teachers resulting in professional growth for all (Varlas, 2009).
  • High-performing teachers are more likely to leave a position if there are not opportunities for advancement (Doyle, 2015).

How can TxCEE help?

  • Support individuals who serve in instructional coaching roles with ongoing professional learning opportunities.

Collaborative Learning Leader (CLL)—similar to an individual who serves in the capacity of an instructional coach and who builds capacity in others through roles such as facilitator, collaborative problem solver, or teacher learner; identified as a part of the System for Effective Educator Development (SEED).

Collaborative Learning Facilitator (CLF)—similar to someone who serves in the capacity of a peer coach; identified as a part of the System for Effective Educator Development (SEED).