This online course meets the state’s Initial Professional Certification requirement for “beginning teacher assistance from Missouri colleges and universities.” The MSTA Online BTA course is sponsored by the MU College of Education. The participants will learn effective teaching practices and strategies for successful professional growth. Discussions and activities will include classroom management, legal issues, parent communication and MSTA support for beginning teachers. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a letter verifying they have met the IPC requirement. This letter should be placed in your personal professional file and a copy given to your superintendent.