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
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.