Teacher Residency

CREATE Teacher Residency seeks 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. CREATE only accepts Georgia State University bachelors or masters degree students from the CEHD. The teacher residency is a three-year program, similar to the medical residency model. CREATE offer new teachers a comprehensive support system aimed at increasing teacher effectiveness and retention.

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 placed at one of the CREATE schools in or near the Maynard Jackson high school cluster in southeast Atlanta for their practicum experiences and is supported in various ways unique to CREATE. Year 1 residents are supported by CREATE through mentoring, cohort gatherings and programming designed to deepen their practices of collaboration and reflection.

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Year 2

 A Year 2 Resident is a new teacher who completed the first year of 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, cohort gatherings 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 the first and second years of 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, cohort gatherings and programming designed to deepen their practices with instruction, collaboration, reflection and compassion.

Snapshot of benefits residents receive in each year

Year 1

  • Work alongside a highly qualified, carefully selected, trained practicum teacher

  • Earn a $5000 stipend while completing practicum hours

  • Participate in monthly 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 5-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 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 $5000 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 2018) must be:

  • Enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development for the 2019-20 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 2019-20 school year, with the expectation of graduation in May 2020
  • 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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