Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The attrition rate of teachers has been on the rise. With baby boomer teachers getting ready to retire and new teachers leaving the profession of teaching, this seems to be a big issue for our society. It is estimated that about fifty percent of new teachers quit within the first five years of teaching. The high teacher turnover rate impacts students, school districts and teachers. Literature research and teacher surveys were conducted in the effort to better understand and respond to this issue. After some research, it is evident that there are many factors that contribute to this high increase. New teachers are stressed, overworked, underpaid and feel that they need additional training. Teachers are also under paid and although that seems to be an issue for teachers, ironically it is not one of the main factors as to why so many teachers are leaving the profession. By providing teachers with brochures, they will have a handy handout to guide them to reliable resources that can address the issues they may be facing. Teachers need additional support and incentives to keep them from leaving.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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