TEAM Program

The Teacher Education And Mentoring Program is a comprehensive induction program of support and assessment for beginning teachers. Beginning teachers must successfully complete Team Program requirements in order to be eligible for the provisional educator certificate.

The mission of the TEAM program is to ensure that every Connecticut student is taught by a highly qualified and competent teacher. The TEAM Program helps ensure that all beginning teachers have opportunities to strengthen their knowledge of subject matter and instructional strategies, enhance their understanding of students as learners, and begin a process of lifelong learning and professional growth.

Connecticut believes that student learning is directly related to teacher competence and that teachers, like students, must be continual learners. As a result, the central focus of TEAM Program  is to provide meaningful learning experiences which enable beginning teachers to continuously raise their expectations for their students' achievement and for their teaching. In addition, these opportunities provide practical strategies to enhance the capabilities of beginning teachers to increase student learning.

TEAM Meetings for 2014-15
All meetings will be at Carrigan Intermediate School in the library from 3-4:30 p.m. Please come after your school dismissal time. These dates are for you to work together, ask questions, and receive needed help on modules/reflection papers. Anyone who is not able to attend must email Francine Lucibello at or call Carrigan at 203-937-4390 to let Principal Frank Paolino, district facilitator for TEAM, know. 

Nov. 18
All papers must be submitted by Dec. 11. 
Dec. 16

The first set of papers will be reviewed in early January. If you need to redo your paper, it will be due by the beginning of February. 

Jan. 20
Feb. 24
March 17
April 21
May 12
All papers must be submitted by May 14. 

The second set of papers will be reviewed in late May.

If you need to redo your paper, it will be due by June 9. ​