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Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR)

A partnership between Duval County Public Schools & the University of North Florida supported by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund


“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 2017 cohort

JTR Program Highlights

• 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


Benefits of a Residency Teacher Certification Program

• Living expense award of $20,000 provided during the Residency Year
• Master of  Arts in Teaching  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


Residents will…

• Begin course work at UNF in mid-June 2016
• Start residency year assignment in Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) in August of 2016
• 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
(Jacksonville Teacher Residency). 

All eligible prospects will be sent an Application Packet electronically within 72 hours.


You may also contact:



Jacksonville Teacher Residency

(904) 620-5419

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