Three (3) Year Pathway

We offers three (3) years of ​comprehensive​ support during your university student teaching AND through your first two years of certified teaching.

While completing your degree and earning your teaching certification CREATE...

Matches you with one of our trained mentor teacher from partner schools within Atlanta Public Schools

Places you in a cohort of 20+ new teachers

ADDITIONALLY, we provide a stipend and rally a community of like-minded educators to support your launch into the teaching profession. Read more below. 

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development for the upcoming 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 – Birth through Kindergarten
    • B.S. in Education – Middle Level Education
    • M.A. in Teaching – Middle Level Education
  • Entering their final year of study, with the expectation of graduation in May.
  • In good academic standing with GSU
  • Willing to commit to 3 years in residency program, working in one of CREATE's 17 partner schools within Atlanta Public Schools

Year 1: Student Teaching

In year 1, new teachers receive the following supports:

  • $8,000 Living expenses/tuition stipend during 2021-22 school year 
  • Placed with a CREATE-trained Mentor Teacher in one of our partner schools within Atlanta Public Schools
  • Bi-monthly life and educator-career coaching 
  • Monthly equity-centered resident cohort meetings (scheduled during practicum hours)
  • Complimentary spot in a 4-day Summer Resident Academy
  • Up to an additional $1,000 for attending Career launch workshops (resume & cover letter writing, practice interviews) 
  • Additional job application, interview, and demonstration lesson coaching

Year 2: Team-Teaching

In year 2, new teachers receive the following supports:

  • $44,000* salary plus benefits 
  • Partner teacher from your current cohort
  • Complimentary spot in a 5 week Summer Resident Academy
  • Weekly instructional mentoring from CREATE-trained staff
  • Bi-monthly mentoring from a CREATE-trained School Base Mentor
  • Monthly equity-centered resident cohort meetings

Year 3: Lead Teaching

In year 3, new teachers receive the following supports:

  • Commensurate salary of a lead classroom teacher plus benefits
  • Weekly instructional mentoring from CREATE-trained staff
  • Complimentary spot in a 2-week Summer Resident Academy
  • Bi-monthly mentoring from a CREATE-trained School Base Mentor
  • Monthly equity-centered resident cohort meetings

Specialized Supports for New Teachers

Summer Residency Academy

Year 1 -  new teachers attend a 4-day academy where they examine the crossroads between community activism and social justice teaching.

Year 2 -  new teachers attend a 5-week academy where they work alongside experienced educators from partner schools in APS to practice and enhance best practices for team-teaching.

Year 3 - new teachers attend a 2-week academy where they complete an in-depth investigation into social, emotional, and ethical learning, reflect on their instructional practices from their Year 2 teaching experience while enhancing on these skills to ensure effectiveness within their upcoming school year.

Instructional Mentoring across Year 2 and Year 3

Across Years 2 and 3, new teachers receive intense, thoughtful and nurturing one-on-one instructional mentoring from CREATE staff that centers around building, strengthening and honing a series of core competencies including, but not limited to:

  • Establishing and maintaining a culture of safety, respect and rapport for all students that validates and sustains each child’s home culture.
  • Planning standards-based instruction and formative assessments for transfer and independence
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies to meet different student needs, develop student competencies, and achieve instructional purpose