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Induction and Mentoring Programs for the Retention of Science Teachers (IMPREST)

A collaboration between the faculty in The College of Education and Human Services and The College of Science & Mathematics

The 5-year IMPREST study is a project aimed at uncovering and publicizing successful practices in supporting novice science teachers, with the aim of increasing retention rates for science teachers nationwide.

Instead of just asking: “Will the first-year teacher stay to become a second-year teacher?”, we ask: “What is working in state and district efforts to retain science teachers?”

The IMPREST study focuses on districts in four states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. The project goal is to identify school districts where science teachers are successfully being retained, and then go there and investigate why. In particular, the project aims to uncover successful practices that retain teachers of color, teachers in high-need schools, and prior recipients of Noyce Scholarships.

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This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1758282. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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