The program model of support for induction teachers is designed as a collaboration between South Carolina districts/schools and the teacher preparation programs at the University of South Carolina. Nationally, nearly 30% of teachers don’t make it through their first three years of teaching.

The Carolina Teacher Induction Program (CarolinaTIP) is grounded in the belief that teacher preparation programs and school districts have a shared responsibility in not only the development of preservice teachers, but in the continued support of teachers through their first three years in the classroom. South Carolina school districts and UofSC share a common goal of developing a college and career ready workforce. As such, the need for cooperative development of practitioners capable of facilitating P-12 student learning, programmatic assessment and reflection on the design of preservice education, and the implementation of effective induction experiences serve as the collective impetus behind CarolinaTIP.

131


TEACHERS

69


SCHOOLS

6


DISTRICTS

13,426


STUDENTS

BASED ON 3-YEAR EVALUATION DATA:

98%

Teacher retention in the profession

2019-2020

Support received from CarolinaTIP was one of the strongest positive influences on their overall job satisfaction due to the one-on-one emotional and instructional support provided by the Carolina Coach.

Interested in bringing CarolinaTIP to your school or district?

Contact Us:

Cindy Van Buren
Assistant Dean for Professional Partnerships
vanburec@mailbox.sc.edu

Nicole Skeen
University Induction Coordinator
skeene@mailbox.sc.edu