New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC works with school districts, state policymakers, and educators across the country to develop and implement induction programs aligned with district learning goals. NTC supported induction programs place significant value on one-on-one instructional mentoring, sustained professional development of mentors, formative assessment of beginning teachers and systemic practices that allow beginning teachers and their students to thrive.
NTC formed in 1998 as part of the University of California at Santa Cruz. In July 2009, NTC began operating as an independent non-profit. NTC responds to the national need for improved teacher effectiveness by providing outstanding new teacher induction services and programs, working with state policymakers to create thriving policy environments within which new teacher induction can take place, and influencing the national dialogue on new teacher effectiveness.
NTC generates revenue through fee-for-service contracts and support from philanthropic organizations. The majority of NTC revenue comes from contracts with school districts and state organizations that engage with the center to create an infrastructure conducive to quality induction, manage on-the-ground induction programs, facilitate professional development, and analyze school teaching and learning conditions. Working closely with state and local leaders helps ensures program relevancy and sustainability. Approximately forty percent of NTC revenue comes from national funders. Philanthropic support allows NTC to expand its impact, develop new products and services, and build organization infrastructure.