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Implementation Narrative

Joining the NetSCOPE Partnership Network

2013-2014 Partnership Network Schools

NetSCOPE Research and Inquiry Grant Program

Partnership Network Advisory Council

Network Management Team

Education Core Curriculum

Host/Mentor Criteria and Selection Process

Information for Mentors, University Supervisors, and Teacher Candidates

News and Projects

Partnership Conference for Educational Renewal

Professional Learning Opportunities

Teachscape Reflect

Dates and Events


Winthrop University Teacher Education Program

Meet our Clinical Coaches!

Birth to Five Mentoring Model

The process of preservice teacher development is evolving to better support teacher candidate opportunity to become effective educators in P-12 settings. With this evolution, the role of the mentor teacher will become more than just hosting teacher candidates as they complete university requirements.  Mentor teachers will be involved in earlier field experiences and will be trained in mentoring and coaching strategies to support preservice and beginning teachers following a "birth to five" model of preparation and induction. This model was developed initially by CERRA in collaboration with the New Teacher Center and adopted by the South Carolina Department of Education in 2006.  Birth to Five provides a bridge between preparation and beginning teacher development in a way that will hopefully result in increased effectiveness and retention of the teachers we graduate.

The links below provide resources for mentor teachers, university supervisors, and teacher candidates as they work through the internship experiences. If questions arise about the materials, please contact Ms. Carolyn Grant ( in the Office of Field and Clinical Experiences.

Year-long Internship

Early Field Experience

University Supervisor Resources




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