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 the retention of new teachers in a more global, systemic approach through the First Years of Teaching Support Program.

For more information, contact Ms. Jenn Hatch Knight at (910) 962-4246 or knightjh@uncw.edu.

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