Teacher Residency

CREATE Teacher Residency at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks to attract a cohort of talented, diverse, and committed prospective teachers from GSU interested in working in schools of historically-underserved communities within Atlanta Public Schools (APS). We are a three-year residency designed to offer new teachers a comprehensive support system for aimed at increasing critical-consciousness, compassion and skill. 

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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