The NEWTT project consists of piloting and testing different alternative pathways to teacher certification in 5 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania, and the Basque Region of Spain. These countries are currently or will soon be facing shortages of effective teachers overall and especially in schools serving underprivileged communities (e.g., poor students, students from ethnic minorities, students from disadvantaged groups). The project is run in each country by a national consortium of 2 or 3 partners who collaborate to implement the pilot designed by the national consortium lead partner. In total, NEWTT involves 15 partners who collaborate together to define innovative, value-added ways to bring new talent into teaching. See below for more information on each national pilot.
The pilot in Bulgaria is led under the leadership of Teach For Bulgaria and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria and Plovdiv University. The pilot consist of testing 2 alternative pathways (Track 1 and Track 2), each including 70 trainees. The Track 1 alternative pathway includes trainees who were recruited, selected, trained, placed and are now supported... Read more