Welcome to the First Years of Teaching Support Program

The Watson College of Education supports its graduates in the first three years of their teaching career through the First Years of Teaching Support Program. This program engages teachers in reflective decision-making focused on developing instructional practices that increase student performance.

The three main components of the program are: onsite support and professional growth, leadership, and web-based resources selected to address the responsibilities of new teachers. Participants receive a certificate recognizing their active participation in onsite support and professional growth activities.

To access more information regarding the First Years of Teaching Support Program, check out our At-A-Glance worksheet!

Beginning Teacher Conference Days for the 2020-2021 School Year: 

November 4, 2020 - FREE Virtual from 3:00-6:00pm  

March 10, 2021 - FREE Virtual from 3:00-6:00pm - Click HERE to register! 

April 28, 2021 - TBD

Each day consists of breakout sessions led by UNCW faculty and master teachers. Topics include innovative technology for virtual learning, differentiation, diverse learners, classroom engagement, leadership development, and much more! Register early as these professional development days are limited to 100 participants and fill up quickly! You may now register online! Please click HERE for online registration information. If you would prefer to send in your registration please email the registration form to 

For more information, contact Jennifer Knight, PDS Assistant Director, at 910-962-4246 or

Watson College of Education does not maintain, nor is responsible for the content of websites found through this program. If you find broken links or other problems with this website, please contact us.

The Topics listed below link to an annotated list of web-based resources: