Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Master of Arts in TESOL)
Dr. Susan Barduhn
With the teacher turnover rate at an alarmingly high incline in the United States, this project seeks to reveal the lack of support that first-year teachers experience during their first year of teaching in the United States. First, this paper examines the history of teacher training in the United States and how the historical context has shaped teacher training today. By investigating current first-year teacher training programs, it is evident that programs designed to support first-year teachers throughout their first year of teaching are less numerous than programs that prepare teachers prior to their first year of teaching. Additionally, this project reviews an anonymous survey about teachers’ support during their first year of teaching. Lastly, I offer ways in which first-year teacher training programs could improve to best support the needs of first-year teachers. The relevance of this topic hinges on the importance of the field of education; without teachers, what would the field of education be?
Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Lussier, Avery, "First-Year Teacher Training Programs: Examining the Structure of Support" (2021). MA TESOL Collection. 754.