WCE First Years of Teaching ProgramPhoto of Watson School

Somer Lewis

Watson College of Education
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

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: