Beginning Teacher Institute

The College of Education at NC State is committed to the success of our students – especially when they enter the classroom. To support our recent graduates in navigating the first years of teaching, the College of Education has developed the NC State Beginning Teacher Institute. 

What is the Beginning Teacher Institute?

The NC State Beginning Teacher Institute is a program targeted to support first, second and third year teachers with organizing, planning, implementing, and analyzing instruction for student achievement. This program is intended to provide on-time support as needs arise in a teacher’s first years. For additional information and up to date agendas, online communities, etc. please go to

The components of the institute include a three-day summer institute, follow-up sessions during the school year, and access to participate in an online community of new teachers.

How do I apply?

We are accepting applications from North Carolina 1st, 2nd and 3rd year beginning teachers as well as new teachers who are actively seeking positions. Priority is given to NC State alumni but all NC beginning teachers are welcome to apply. NC State alumni will be accepted prior to June 1st and other NC applicants will be accepted between June 1st and July 1st as space is available.


Summer Institute 2015:
JULY 14, 15 AND 16
Location TBA

Each day of the institute will start with a featured speakers presenting practical topics important to new teachers. Throughout the sessions there will also be opportunities for small groups to develop detailed plans for the first week of school.

Lunch will be provided and the afternoon sessions will consist of break out sessions on important topics including “Successful Parent Conferences” and “Strategies for English Language Learners”

Follow Up Sessions:
We will hold follow-up sessions throughout the school year. These will be in person or online and offered on dates to be announced.

Sessions will likely include technology integration, further work with ELL students, and classroom management.

Details of follow-up sessions will be based on outcomes of the summer institute and needs that develop out of the online community.