College of Education, Health and Human Sciences New Teacher Center
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New Teacher Center

215 Ball Hall

Memphis, TN 38133


fax 901.678.4778

New Teacher Center

Welcome to the New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis!

Nearly half of new teachers hired in our state will be gone within five years...

You can stop this tragic loss through our professional development training for mentors and coaches of new teachers that is based on the highly successful Santa Cruz Model of Induction and Mentoring. While helping to reverse this trend, you can improve teacher effectiveness, which will also contribute to increased student achievement. This induction and mentoring module has been conducted by the New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz, CA in more than 30 states over 20 years.

The New Teacher Center (NTC) at the University of Memphis is licensed by the NTC in Santa Cruz, CA to conduct training based on their model. The curriculum comprises full-day workshops that provide professional development activities designed to improve teacher retention and effectiveness, as well as student achievement in P-12 classrooms. Since 2003 the NTC at the University of Memphis has conducted training based on this model of induction and mentoring for educators across the State of Tennessee. Educators from Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Colorado have also attended the regional training sessions.

The stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will open up funding opportunities to be used by schools and school districts to pay for high-quality induction and mentoring training, as well as comprehensive evaluation of programs through the New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis.

Now more than ever, it is time to invest wisely to generate the greatest return on your investment -- for the success of your district, its schools, teachers and students. Recent research shows that for every $1.00 invested in a high quality induction and mentoring program, $1.66 is returned to the community.

You will agree with the hundreds of teachers and mentors that have taken advantage of our program that the New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis offers comprehensive and proven offerings to help you meet your retention goals.

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