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Undergraduate Jacksonville Teacher Residency Programs

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You always thought you'd be a great teacher... here's your chance! The Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) offers exciting undergraduate programs designed for juniors and seniors in elementary, secondary, preK primary, exceptional student education, deaf education or music education. This year-long service-learning experience offers an incredible opportunity for aspiring educators who will complete their field placements in a high-need classroom in Duval, St. Johns, or Clay County, while receiving a living stipend and other valuable benefits. 

Osprey AmeriCorps Junior Teachers

If you are a rising junior in elementary, secondary, middle school math/science, preK primary, exceptional student education, deaf education or music education and want to begin your field placement in Duval, St. Johns or Clay County while receiving financial support, apply to be an AmeriCorps Member!

Junior Year Benefits:

  • Commitment term: One Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semesters)
  • Living stipend of $4,150 (minimum)
    • Paid bi-weekly per UNF payroll calendar
  • Minimum 300 hours of service
    • 150 field hour, minimum, each semester which includes hours earned in your field courses, required trainings/seminars and service projects
  • Segal Education Award of $1,565.08 to repay federal student loans or future tuition costs
  • Other benefits include paid CPR-First Aid Training, JTR gear, access to the Member Assistance Program with AmeriCorps

Approximate total: $5,715+

Application process begins: Upon acceptance to teacher education program

Complete a JTR prospect form today!

JTR AmeriCorps Senior Year Residency

If you are a rising senior in elementary, secondary, middle school math/science, preK primary, exceptional student education, deaf education or music education interested in a year-long residency, are dedicated to serving your community and want to complete your field placement in Duval, St. Johns or Clay County while receiving financial support, then JTR is for you!

JTR experience provides Seniors with the following benefits:

  • A year-long internship (August - June)
  • A living stipend of $15,200 (minimum), paid bi-weekly
  • Segal Education Award of $5,176.50
  • CPR training, healthcare insurance $2,800 (January - June) and FTCE reimbursement up to $150
  • Cohort-supported model in a UNF partner or professional development school in Duval, Clay or St. Johns counties
  • Placement with a highly qualified mentor
  • Professional development focused on engaging, relevant, and reflective pedagogy

Application process begins: Spring semester junior year

Approximate total: $23,176

Students completing their internship during Spring 2025, please complete the JTR prospect form below!

Complete a 2025 JTR prospect form today!

Application Deadline: March 15

Register for an upcoming info session!

Learn about these great opportunities to gain more experience in the classroom, serving the children and the community, while earning a stipend.

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