Teacher Support

While efforts across our country are vast in implementing quality teacher induction programs, nationwide "it is reported that approximately 50% of teachers leave the profession after five years." In North Carolina, we lose 56% of Beginning Teachers with no experience credit, 51.4% with experience, and 48.3% of Lateral Entry teachers (data from SBE Meeting Executive Summary 11/2008).

In our position at UNCW, with strong regional partnerships which include the WCE and 12 school districts, we continue to work towards retention of new teachers in a more global, systemic approach through the First Years of Teaching Support Program.

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

To register, click on the FYTSP Registration Form. For more information, contact Somer Lewis, Teacher-in-Residence, at 910-962-7244 or lewiss@uncw.edu.

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