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FirstSTEP StudentTeaching

​Fulton County Schools is committed to providing meaningful career growth and opportunities for future educators starting their journey in teaching.

A critical component in developing high-quality teacher candidates is providing an impactful and engaging, year-long experience with our best cooperating teachers.   

 GO FirstSTEP (Student Teacher Education Program) is a research-based student teacher placement program that, in conjunction with a student's higher education program, edTPA, and Fulton's world-class supports, supremely prepares its newest teachers for lasting success and effectiveness within in the classroom.

Three Key Goals

Core Beliefs

Create a robust teacher pipelineThe placement of the teacher candidate is essential to student teaching
Develop and retain top talent by building individual teacher capacity

Teacher candidates placed with the best and brightest ensure that important milestone sets student teachers on a positive trajectory

Improve the quality and support of teacher training, to create a culture of high performersCooperating teachers have the opportunity to positively impact the profession on a school, district, and national level​​

​Contact us:

Dr. Marsha Francis

Program Specialist, Talent Management




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