Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) is a framework designed to support teacher learning and career development in alignment to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System and the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS). The system was designed through collaborative partnerships between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri's Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs). MTDS provides guidance for teachers and support for professional developers and trainers designing professional learning for teachers. Some MTDS programming is currently being offered through Missouri RPDCs, who are continually working to expand MTDS aligned opportunities to meet the needs of teachers at every career level.
Emerging Level A: Beginning Teacher Assistance Program
Emerging level B: Beyond BTAP
Mastering: Foundations of Coaching & Mentoring
Developing Level: Statewide Teacher Academy
Proficient Level: Teacher Academy Graduates (TAG)
Teacher Leader: Professional Development Committee Training (PDC)
Regional Teacher of the Year Program