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NEA's Professional Growth Continuum

NEA is excited to be developing a professional growth continuum (PGC) for Education Support Professionals (ESP). This groundbreaking, historic endeavor will provide clear pathways of professional growth through professional development and other learning opportunities. The PGC framework is built on a set of universal anchor standards that apply to all nine ESP career families. For each career family, the universal anchor standards will be categorized into three levels (foundational, proficient and advanced/mastered) with clear, meaningful standards of practice for each level. The PGC will also identify recommended professional development opportunities for professional growth, and certifications and/or licenses for each standard.

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