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Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in South Carolina

HLTH 5040

July 3, 2014


When we think of recruiting and retaining teachers, we assume these college graduate students just apply to a school district and anxiously wait for a reply, well in the state of South Carolina recruitment starts as early before a high school student graduates from high school. The State of South Carolina has a program called FELLOWS which allows students to attend 11participating colleges or universities in the state. In this paper I will discuss the beginning of recruitment in high school graduates and the retention of these college grad students. The criteria of the FELLOW program and the benefits of the program. At the end of this paper we will be able to fully understand Recruitment and retaining teachers in South Carolina.

Recruitment and Retention

The Teachers Fellows program which is known as “The Program” and managed by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Achievement is a scholar program available to students who wants to attend college and become a public school teacher in South Carolina. In 1999, the SC General Assembly noticed a shortage in teachers in our state which lead to creating ”The Program”, it was made to recruit talented High school seniors with the completion of graduating 12th grade and into teaching profession and equip them to become effective and successful teachers. Each year, the Program provides fellowships for up to 175 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their schools and communities, and a desire to teach in South Carolina. Dr. Garrett J. and Hallman J. (2011). The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program: Successfully Recruiting and Retaining...

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