Train New Teachers

We train new teachers using a three-year, comprehensive support system designed to increase teacher effectiveness and retention

Teacher Residency - We seek to attract talented, diverse, and committed prospective teachers to work in schools of historically underserved communities within and around the Maynard Jackson cluster of Atlanta Public Schools. Over the course of three (3) year, we offer new teachers a comprehensive support system aimed at increasing teacher effectiveness and retention. Our teacher residency is similar to the medical residency model and only accepts Georgia State University bachelors or masters degree students from the CEHD who are willing to commit to our three year model.

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A Year In the Life

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Year 1 

A Year 1 Resident is a new teacher (“resident”) who is enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development and is pursuing a degree in K-8 education. The Year 1 resident is matched with a trained Mentor Teacher at one of CREATE's 15 partner schools for their practicum experiences. Year 1 residents are supported by CREATE through weekly mentoring, monthly equity-centered professional learning community and programming designed to deepen their practices of collaboration, reflection and compassion.

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Year 2

 A Year 2 Resident is a new teacher who completed Year 1 in CREATE and all the requirements of GSU and the Professional Standards Commission of Georgia and now has an education degree and an active teacher certification. Year 2 residents work in a paid team-teacher role (with another CREATE resident) in a CREATE school. Year 2 residents are  supported by CREATE through instructional mentoring, school-based mentoring, monthly equity-centered professional learning community meetings and programming designed to deepen their practices with instruction, collaboration, reflection and compassion.

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Year 3

A Year 3 Resident is a new teacher who completed Year 1 and Year 2 in CREATE. Hired as a lead teacher, they are teachers of record, fully and individually responsible for a classroom while being supported through instructional mentoring, school-based mentoring, monthly equity-centered professional learning community meetings and programming designed to deepen their practices with instruction, collaboration, reflection and compassion.

Snapshot of benefits residents receive in each year

Year 1

  • Learn alongside a highly qualified, carefully selected and  trained mentor teacher

  • Earn a $3000 stipend while completing practicum hours

  • Participate in monthly equity-centered professional learning community meetings with a cohort of teacher-candidates that occur during practicum hours

  • Complete practicum hours in a CREATE school

Year 2

  • Engage in a paid multi-week summer teacher preparation academy

  • Team teach alongside another resident in a CREATE school

  • Receive job-embedded instructional mentoring to support the development of compassion-based, equitable, effective teaching practices

  • Participate in monthly equity-centered professional learning community meetings with your cohort of teacher-candidates that occur during teaching hours

Year 3

  • Lead teach in a CREATE school or a nearby school

  • Earn an additional $3000 stipend upon successful completion of the third year

  • Receive job-embedded instructional mentoring to support the development of compassion-based, equitable, effective teaching practices

  • Participate in extended learning opportunities (such as national conferences, teacher leadership roles, etc.)

3-year CREATE resident systems of support

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Eligibility

Eligible candidates for CREATE’s 3-year residency program (entering August 2020) must be:

  • Enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development for the 2020-21 school year in one of the following programs:
    • B.S. in Education (P-5) with ESOL Endorsement
    • B.S. in Education (P-5) and Special Education, General Education Curriculum (P-12) Dual Certification
    • B.S. in Education – Middle Level Education
    • M.A. in Teaching – Middle Level Education
  • Entering their final year of study during 2020-21 school year, with the expectation of graduation in May 2021
  • In good academic standing with GSU
  • Willing to commit to 3 years in residency program, working in Atlanta Public Schools traditional neighborhood and public charter schools

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