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North Carolina State University
Education Junction: This site provides valuable resources for educators, parents, and students who aim to become more knowledgeable in the areas of math and science, English language arts, social studies, and technology education. This site also provides resources for those who are seeking assistance with special needs learners. You will find everything from lesson plans and homework help to workshops and professional journals. http://www.ncsu.edu/succeed/ SUCCEED: The SUCCEED program is committed to being a leader and innovator in theory, research, application, and technology-rich dissemination of promising practices in teacher personal and professional learning and development across the career span (preservice teacher education, induction/mentoring, and ongoing professional development). Its ultimate aim is to prepare educators to support high learner achievement and civic engagement in a democratic society.
Kenan Fellows for Curriculum and Leadership Development: The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership, address teacher retention and advance K-12 science, technology and mathematics education. Kenan Fellows are public school teachers selected through a competitive process to participate in a prestigious two-year fellowship - all while remaining active in the classroom. During these two years, Kenan Fellows work in partnership with distinguished scientists, university faculty and the NC Department of Public Instruction, developing curriculum and teaching resources that bring cutting-edge research into the hands of students.
Western Carolina University
Western's Center for the Support of Beginning Teachers: The Center for the Support of Beginning Teachers (CSBT) is housed in Western's College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP). The Center provides professional development opportunities for beginning teachers, mentors, and school executives which include experiences intended to result in highly qualified teachers who implement classroom activities that promote high student performance. Program components are developed in collaboration with public school systems and Western's School-University Teacher Education Partnership (SUTEP), Centers housed in the CEAP, and university faculty members. Links to online resources and professional development activities, workshops, and institutes for teachers in years 1-5 are provided on this site.
A link to our newest venture - podcasts through WCU iTunes U
For Mentors: To support mentors in their professional development, the Center, in collaboration with Western's School-University Teacher Education Partnership (SUTEP), provides mentor training, mentor refresher, and E-mentor training workshops. CSBT and the SUTEP Induction and Professional Development Committees also sponsor professional development opportunities for teachers who have moved into instructional leadership roles. Online resources for mentors also are provided. Professional development opportunities and online resources for mentors, lead mentors, and e-mentors can be found on this site.
For School Executives: Professional development for school executives in the area of new teacher support is integrated into the work of the Center as a means of addressing the need for building level leadership that increases teacher retention. The Center, School-University Teacher Education Partnership, and the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations (ELF) are collaborating with school systems in the region to establish a model training program for preparing principals to provide ongoing instructional support and leadership to beginning teachers which can be replicated across the state. Online resources, articles, and websites designed to offer school executives strategies and ideas to support both new and career teachers may be accessed at this address.
For Beginning Teacher Coordinators: Links to the CSBT support program components for beginning teachers, mentors, and school executives are available to NC beginning teacher coordinators.
Salem College offers a support group for beginning teachers and National Boards and a prep class for National Boards.
WSE First Years of Teaching Support Program provides support to new teachers directly and systemically via professional development, mentoring, district-wide initiatives, state-wide conferences and support/professional development for mentors and administrators. We maintain monthly contact with all participants through a regular newsletter and an extensive resource website. We host a yearly mentor conference and this year we are adding a conference geared for new teachers. We served 704 new teachers and 179 mentors last year (07-08) through this program either personally or virtually. www.uncw.edu/ed/nbct WSE National Board Support Program is a multi-faceted approach to certification support that has several tiers. We support initial, renewal and retake candidates through face-to face sessions and electronic support. We also provide training to facilitators who wish to support candidates, as well as provide resources and support for district-wide support initiatives and information. Last year (07-08) we served 169 teachers/candidates and over 100 facilitators statewide. www.uncw.edu/ed/willitphaseyou Will it Phase You? Beginning Teacher Game and Workshop
Wake Forest University
Emerging Teacher Leaders Network (ETLN) is a project that supports and mentors our graduates in their first two years of teaching. We hold an annual two-day professional development conference in January that offers sessions on a variety of topics and features former students in a panel presentation who are in leadership roles in their districts. We also have a website that includes resources and grant opportunities as well as a listserv for graduates to communicate with each other and faculty members. Faculty advisers stay in touch with our beginning teachers to mentor graduates and when feasible, they make visits to their classrooms. The project is in its 5th year. We also have a small professional development fund that graduates can apply to for assistance with professional development, teaching resources, etc.
Appalachian State University
Degrees pertaining to LEADERSHIP
- Doctoral program in Educational Leadership- http://edl.appstate.edu.
Jim Killacky, Director
151 College Street
ASU Box 32038
Boone, NC 20608-2038
- Higher Education Ed.S. Provides advanced graduate work beyond the M.A. degree for professionals in the area of postsecondary education. Four areas: Administration, Adult Education, Developmental Education, and Teaching.
- Educational Administration Ed.S. Program. Prepares student for higher levels of educational administrative responsibility, typically in specialized positions in central office administration. Leads to a 6th year licensure in School Administration.
- School Psychology Ed.S Program. Fully accredited by NCATE/NASP and by the NCDPI. Prepares graduates to meet the needs of children and adolescents in schools. Includes training in psycho-educational assessment, intervention planning, consultation and problem-solving, in-service education, individual and group counseling, program development and evaluation, and applied research.
- An online Master of School Administration degree program will be offered to public school teachers by Appalachian State University beginning Fall 2012.
- Minor in Leadership Studies-housed in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling (HPC) in the Reich College of Education. Includes courses, such as Leadership and Ethics, Multicultural Leadership, and Principles of Leadership. See http://leadershipstudies.appstate.edu.
- The HPC also offers extensive undergraduate courses in leadership in conjunction with the Center for Student Involvement. Contact: Jim Street, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828.262.6252.
Meetings, projects, conferences, seminars, modules, programs
- Each spring and fall, the Appalachian State University Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership holds a symposium gathering for alumni, students and friends. Doctoral symposia link doctoral research opportunities with topics in educational leadership.
- The Appalachian State University/Public School Partnership's mission is to develop a strong cooperative program by and between members of the Partnership to enhance teaching and learning. It provides support through professional development activities including seminars, workshops, professional learning communities and through collaborative grants. Members are: the Reich College of Education, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, Wilkes County Schools, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (RESA). See http://partnership.appstate.edu.
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are vehicles for collaborative efforts among ASU's Reich College of Education, ASU's College of Arts and Sciences, and practitioners in the public schools. These groups are composed of faculty members in English, math, science, and social studies who meet periodically with practitioners in the public schools to discuss issues related to content, curriculum alignment, standards, and testing. See-http://partnership.appstate.edu/professional-learning-communities.
Dr. Linda McCalister, Director
Public School Partnership
Reich College of Education
PO Box 32047
730 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
- Each spring- Regional in-service for school counselors offered by ASU Professional School Counseling Program. Supported by the Reich College of Education and the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling. CEU credit through NBCC available.
LEARN NC resources for beginning teachers
Carolina Teachers' Connection (mentoring network for alumni of UNC-CH School of Education)
Post-baccalaureate programs available to those seeking licensure in a range of specialty areas:
East Carolina University
Beginning Teacher Support
The New Teacher Support Network
Professions in Special Education Retention
E-Mentoring Support for Beginning Special Educators
Teacher Induction and Mentoring Initiatives
Golden LEAF Educational Consortium's Toolbox of Strategies for Recruitment, Retention and Resilience
Gifted Education Conference
ECU Student Council for Exceptional Children Meeting
Teaching Resources Center
OPDSO - Teacher Induction and Mentoring Initiatives
Golden LEAF Educational Consortium's Toolbox of Strategies for Recruitment, Retention and Resilience
New School Leaders Seminars – monthly seminars held in our service region to support new administrators
Professional Development Modules – on line modules for administrators to receive CEU credit
Technology Facilitators (MAEd in Instructional Technology) often design and present professional development for teachers [new and seasoned] for their building and school systems. The degree includes requirements for 110 hour internship. One component of the internship includes a collaborative project with onsite administrator for designing workshops for teachers and specialists. Many of our students design and facilitate online professional development opportunities for their school systems.
Beginning Teacher Support/Mentoring
The Wachovia Teacher Mentoring Network provides professional development and support to mentor teachers across the Piedmont Triad region. We are currently serving approximately 150 mentors from 11 districts. These mentors serve as lead mentors in their districts, working to improve induction efforts in their schools and districts. for more information, visit us on the web at
National Board support
Currently the Center for Educational Studies and Development (CESD) is providing workshops facilitated by Joan Celestino for those National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT's) who are in their 8th year and are going to renew. We have conducted these workshops for the past 2 years with great success. The workshops are structured for 2-days. This year we are taking our show on the road to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools through the support of a Reynolds American grant.
The CESD plans to offer workshops for those who are interested in applying
for their NBCT in the near future. For more information about National Board
support through UNCG, please visit the Professional Development website at