Date of Award
Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Special Education
Special Education Mentoring
Abundant empirical research points to the positive outcomes of teacher retention rate when having mentor teachers. When looking at the mentoring program the research has shown a decline in teachers leaving the teaching field when they have a mentor for one to two years. States have started implementing their own mentoring programs with different requirements. There is not a standard set of requirements that multiple states have adopted. There is not law requiring first-year teachers to have mentoring. Research however has been inconclusive on the exact patterns that have been the underlying predictor of the program’s success. They have some overarching themes that come out on top during the program that have been documented and data collected on their benefit.
Thompson, Megan and Thompson, Megan Elizabeth, "Steps Toward Success: Mentoring Novice Teachers" (2023). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 866.