Mississippi is not alone in the teacher shortage. Approximately 50% of all teachers in their first three years leave the profession. The Center for Education Support will support the School of Education in all endeavors to assist new teacher induction and retention.
Residency V: BEST (Beginning Educator Support and Training) is a collaboration between the School of Education and school districts across Mississippi. This comprehensive, university-based induction program provides support strategically aligned to new teachers' development stages. It offers multiple services designed to increase teacher effectiveness, enhance professional growth, and reduce attrition among beginning teachers.