North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency
North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency Overview
The North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency program prepares classroom teachers in secondary STEM education, K-6 Elementary Education, and K-12 Special Education for instructional leadership in high-need North Carolina rural schools.
How is the North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency Program Unique?
The North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency program selects and prepares individuals who have undergraduate degrees from accredited four-year institutions with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and who desire to attain a North Carolina teaching license. Unlike the traditional educator preparation program, the Teacher Residency program does the following:
- Assists candidates with earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in mathematics, chemistry, biology, elementary education, or special education.
- Places the candidate in an elementary, middle, or high school on a full-time basis from August to June during the academic year.
- Pays each candidate a stipend while working in the specified school.
- Pairs the candidate with a highly qualified mentor classroom teacher who serves as a clinical educator and an instructional coach who provides ongoing support.
Who Should Apply to the North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency Program?
The North Carolina A&T Teacher Residency program seeks specific individuals who seek to attain a North Carolina teaching license and who adhere to the following characteristics:
- Any person interested in teaching low income, rural students
- College seniors, recent college graduates, and teaching assistants with a bachelor degree
- Professionals with college degrees interested in changing careers to the teaching profession
- Individuals who desire a master’s degree
- Serious students who can enter the program on a full-time basis
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