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Urban Teacher Residency Program

Program Overview

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:  

Our current and final cohort (4) began coursework in January 2013 and will begin Residency in September 2013.