Urban Teacher Residency Program
Rowan University, in partnership with William Paterson and Kean Universities, is pleased to announce the Garden State Urban Teacher Residency Program. The Urban Teacher Residency is a highly competitive grant program that will select 5 prospective teacher candidates per year to participate in an 18 month dual certification program which will culminate in teacher certification and a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership degree and certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Residents will serve as co-teachers in a high need public school for one full year (September through June) and continue with their graduate studies while earning a $30,000 stipend*.
*Candidates must be willing to sign an "Agreement to Serve" indicating their commitment to teach in a high-need school for at least 3 years following the completion of the residency in order to receive the $30,000 stipend. Please note that candidates are responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the master’s degree and the ESL Certification programs.
18 month Dual Certification Program Components:
- Complete a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) with ESL Certification. Earn an initial NJ teaching license in subject-matter (K-12) or elementary (K-5) education.
- 8 Learning Modules: 290 hours, Field Time: 30 hours
Modules are researched-based, grant paid, in a hybrid, online and distance learning format. These professional hours satisfy the requirements for Initial Teacher Certification by the DOE licensure code.
- 1 year Full-time Teaching Residency: (Begins in September and ends in June) Candidates attend 4 days per week in an Urban Professional Development School
Will include built-in supports and mentoring.
Our current and final cohort (4) began coursework in January 2013 and will begin Residency in September 2013.