We established a yearlong residency which gives our students a full year of teaching experience incorporated into the four year program.
This signature portion of our program gives you real-life teaching experiences as part of your education. Your residency will prepare you to graduate as a highly-effective teacher while providing you with embedded course experience not available in other education programs.
The first semester of the year-long residence includes selected courses that provide candidates opportunities to connect theory and practice to a P-12 school setting. Teacher candidates will begin the residence at the same time that their assigned mentor teacher begins their school year with district and building meetings and classroom planning time.
Our students say the program gives them a higher level of confidence in the classroom. They are more prepared to set out in their own classrooms and are more attractive teaching candidates because of this unique training.