A day in the life of a Resident teacher

  • Application Due (By May 1, 2019)
  • Interview and selection period (By June 15, 2019)
  • Subject matter competency (By July 1, 2019)
  • Residents will be matched with their master teacher (By July 1, 2019)
  • Attend a two-week MANDATORY boot camp and meet with your master teacher (July 22-26 & July 29-August 2, 9AM to 3PM)
  • Attend all faculty and new teacher meetings scheduled before the first day of school
  • Shadow master teacher as he/she prepares his/her classroom
  • 3 days/week with master teacher (Tuesday-Thursday)
  • Attend seminars/coursework:
    • Thursday evenings (4PM to 8PM)
    • Fridays (9AM to 3PM
  • Mondays: substitute teaching, observations or studying/personal activities
  • Residents arrive before school, and stay after school (follow master teachers' schedules). Attend all required after school activities with master teacher (e.g. Open House, faculty meetings, parent conferences)
  • Complete TPA Cycle 1
  • 5 days/week with master teacher
  • Residents will continue co-teaching and co-planning with master teacher
  • Residents assume full-time responsibility for the classroom for a minimum of 50% of the semester
  • Attend coursework on Thursday evenings
  • Complete TPA Cycle 2 & RICA (not required for Single Subject and Early Childhood SPED residents)
  • Work as a teacher in the same district where you were a resident
  • Complete M.Ed. Program coursework:
    • Multiple Subject: 12 units
    • Single Subject: 12 units
    • Education Specialist: 10 units

Admissions Criteria

  1. Residency at TCSJ Application
  2. Cover letter with essay response
  3. Official transcripts (applicant must have a BA/BS from a regionally accredited college. If you are completing your bachelor's degree this spring, submit your official transcripts and a letter from your university verifying that you are on track to graduate in spring 2019.)
  4. Complete Basic Skills requirement
  5. Certificate of Clearance
  6. Satisfy US Constitution requirement
  7. Emergency Contact Form, Computer Use Agreement Form, and Media Release Form
  8. $50 non-refundable application fee ($400 non-refundable tuition down payment due upon acceptance)
  9. Letter of Good Standing (only applicable if you are or have been enrolled in a teacher prep program)

* Final admission extended upon submission of CSET or Subject Matter Competency Waiver (due by July 1).

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