North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) is a comprehensive induction program providing research-based curriculum and multiple services to increase teacher effectiveness, enhance skills, and reduce attrition among beginning teachers. The NC NTSP provides each teacher: (1) intensive Institute “boot camps”; (2) intensive, individualized classroom coaching; and (3) aligned professional development sessions.

NC NTSP coaching model considers the contextual factors of the community, school, teacher, classroom environment, and students, using edTPA® constructs to determine the sophistication of evidences produced by the novice teacher and describe support provided by an assigned Instructional Coach. Coaches provide coaching support to help the teacher improve along the effectiveness continuum. Using constructs associated with the edTPA® and Coaching Evidence Progressions, coaches collect and compare evidences emerging from teaching and learning environments, provide targeted feedback to teachers, identify next coaching steps. Coaches track teacher progress over time through an online data system to capture coaching activities, sophistication of evidences produced in learning environments aligned with edTPA® constructs, length of visit, instructional approach and next steps.

The NC NTSP provides support services for early career teachers during their first three years of teaching, including traditionally prepared educators and lateral entry educators.

Each participating Beginning Teacher is supported by a highly skilled instructional coach. The NC NTSP instructional coaches utilize a comprehensive Coaching Framework to support teachers in the critical dimensions of planning, instruction, and assessment. Coaches gather and interpret data, provide and model high leverage and research-based best practices to improve teacher effectiveness and increase student achievement.

"Words can't express the appreciation our school has for the NC NTSP. Our teachers have received high quality support & guidance through the service & leadership of our Coach. We value the contributions of the program as they ensure the success of new teachers to the profession. As a principal, having a non-evaluative third-party assist beginning teachers across a broad scope -curriculum, instruction, classroom management - truly helps nurture & build teacher capacity."—Principal, ECU Region

We value our teachers and provide individualized and strategic coaching through:

  • Lesson and strategy demonstrations
  • Observations with real-time feedback
  • Planning, instruction, and assessment support
  • In-the-moment coaching
    Data (collection, analysis, and utilization)
  • Weekly individualized face-to-face coaching visits
  • Ongoing virtual coaching support
    Individualized professional
  • Development (PD) aligned with teacher needs and school/district goals