For one, the program is potentially a multi-year teaching experience, rather than a single year, and unlike many other programs, your work as a Carter Associate Teacher includes a full salary and not just a stipend.
Year One Salary: $39,500
Year Two Salary: $41,500
Year Three Salary: 43,500
Year Four Salary: $45,500
Year Five Salary: $47,500
The program creates genuine partnerships within the classrooms that go far beyond the “helper” or assistant type duties that characterize many such programs. In Years Two and Three and beyond, these partnerships between Associate and Lead Teacher evolve, with the Associate’s autonomy increasing dramatically over time.
The program also has a 30+ year history of excellence and is known throughout the country as a top-notch training program that has launched the teaching careers of over 250 teachers since 1991. An additional, crucial component of the program is the professional development offered within the cohort in Years One and Two, which provides myriad opportunities for visiting other classrooms on campus and other schools around the region, the chance to engage in a case study of observation and documenting learning behaviors, and workshops on a host of other invaluable teaching skills. Associates engage fully in the teaching experience, including report-writing, parent conferences, faculty meetings, and committee service.