“The mission of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency program is to recruit, prepare and retain a diverse population of highly effective teachers who serve in high needs schools to ensure that Duval County students are college and career ready.”
Apply now for our 2016 cohort
• A selective residency program for prospective teacher leaders to teach Science or Mathematics in high-needs middle and high schools• A residency model that blends a full-year classroom apprenticeship experience with Master’s level course work in education, leading to an M.Ed.• Additional focus on recruiting individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM areas
• Living expense award of $20,000 provided during the Residency Year• Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Florida (UNF, Jacksonville)• Course work designed to support teaching certification • Tuition reimbursement for in-state costs associated with Master’s degree (Contingent upon fulfilling a teaching commitment in DCPS)• Job placement support in finding a teaching position after residency• A way to share professional expertise and a passion for teaching and learning • A rewarding career with the opportunity to have a positive influence on young people
• Begin course work at UNF in mid-June 2015• Start residency year assignment in Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) in August of 2015• Partner with a mentor in a high-needs secondary school in Duval County• Intern in a classroom four days (or an equivalency) per week• Attend UNF graduate courses one day (or an equivalency) per week• Commit to teach in a high-needs DCPS middle or high school for three years• Complete the General Knowledge Exam, Subject Area Exam, and Professional Knowledge Test for teaching certification
• Undergraduate/Graduate degree in Science, Mathematics, or STEM-related fields• GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
For more information and to fill out a Prospect Form, please visit www.duvalschools.org/jtr(Jacksonville Teacher Residency).
All eligible prospects will be sent an Application Packet electronically within 72 hours.
You may also contact:
Dr. Wanda Lastrapes
University of North Florida
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