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
|Create a robust teacher pipeline||The 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 performers||Cooperating teachers have the opportunity to positively impact the profession on a school, district, and national level|