The newest cohort of PICCS schools (2012 Cohort) is developing plans to hire “Aspiring Teachers” who will be given a one-year appointment to serve in an apprentice position to an established teacher at the school. Aspiring Teachers must have certification and come from the “top third +” of teaching candidates as described in the 2010 study by Auguste, Kihn and Miller. [i] Aspiring Teachers will be hired to a one-year contract with compensation of $25,000 and will be eligible to apply for open Novice Teacher positions at the end of the year based upon a successful evaluation process. The goals of the Aspiring Teacher program are to:
[i] Auguste, Kihn and Miller, Closing the talent gap: Attracting and retaining top-third graduates to careers in teaching, McKinsey & Company, 2010.