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Mentoring program: Key to addressing teacher retention

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Erikah Haavie, Furman University Department of Education

Erikah Haavie in Furman’s Department of Education contributes an article in Greenville Business Magazine about how the university prepares teacher candidates and supports early career educators. Among the strategies employed to stem low retention rates in the state isĀ Furman’s 20-year-old Teacher to Teacher Residency Program. The first of its kind in South Carolina, the program provides 18-month-long experiences in public schools for teacher candidates, who work closely with both classroom teachers and Furman faculty in partnering with school districts.

As part of her role with the Department of Education, now celebrating 100 years, Haavie plans professional development workshops for local educators for the Upstate Schools Consortium.

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