TEACH/HERE: Teacher Residency Program in Chattanooga and Knoxville Tennessee

Eligibility Requirements

-Bachelors degree in a  non education field (strong content in math, engineering, or sciences
-GPA of 3.0
-US citizen or permanent resident
-Relevant content knowledge in one or more subject areas.
-Pass Praxis II Exam
(Note: They encourage you to  apply even if you have not taken these exam, but passing is required before you are placed)
You CAN NOT have an education degree or have already completed a teacher training program.

Benefits of this Residency Program

– By completing this program you will attain your Masters Degree at a very low cost.
– You will receive a  stipend for living expenses


This program like most teacher residency programs is very intensive.  Participants  will have a three hour class from 3:30pm-6:30pm M-Thurs. during the school year.  Residents also will attend a seminar every Friday from 8:00am- 4:00pm.  Training also includes a and intensive session for one week at the beginning of the practicum.
While a resident, participants will be in the classroom 4 days a week with the same scheduled as their mentor teacher.

This program will choose 20-40 new teachers every year from their applicant pool.

I recommend you check out their website for more information. TEACH/HERE
To apply click here

Baltimore City Teacher Residency Program (BCTR)


After looking at this program’s details,  one of the major benefits is the salary.  This program allows you to earn your teaching certificate while earning a salary as a full time teacher.  Starting salaries range from $44,820-$53, 641 a year.


The program will begin with basic educational training on becoming a teacher as well as required literacy course work. These trainings are condensed so they are very demanding, but only last a few weeks.

During the first year of teaching the program warns that it will be very tough and will require long hours.

The program offers assistance regarding enrolling in the certification program as well as coordinates special events. BCTR also provides candidates with courses that teach skills and theories on teaching and childhood development. After completion of the program and passing of the Praxis II, most students receive their teaching certificate.

Possible Drawback

Unfortunately this program DOES NOT offer classroom and school based support throughout the year of residency. (according to their website). It does note that most of the time the school a candidate is placed at will offer support. BCTR does state they are always available to answer any questions a candidates may have.

Eligibility Requirements

-Bachelors degree in a  non education field
-GPA of 2.75
-US citizen or permanent resident
-Relevant content knowledge in one or more subject areas.
-Pass the Praxis I Exam
-Pass Praxis II Exam
(Note: They encourage you to  apply even if you have not taken these exams)

You CAN NOT have an education degree or education counseling degree, or already have 18 credits or more in education.  They will not be accepting application until October of 2010 for the 2011- 2012 school year.

To learn more check out their website at http://www.bcteachingresidency.org/

Denver Teacher Residency Program

Completing the program offers:
-Path to become an elementary school teacher
-Teaching license and a teaching endorsement in special education or linguistically diverse education
-M.A degree from the University of Denver.

The teacher training program is 1 year in length. The second year candidates are eligible for a full time paid teaching position. Although I will note that you would continue finishing up your M.A. during your second year.
Teacher candidates are placed at high needs school in Denver. While in the residency program teachers will have the support of a mentor and advisor.

The program offers:
$10,000 stipend for the 1st year of the residency program
Candidates are eligible for financial aid through the University of Denver.
Health care benefits through the University of Denver.
After completing a 5 year commitment (including the residency program)there is a partial reimbursement.

NNCTTP: Transition to Teaching Program in North Carolina

The North Eastern North Carolina Transition to Teaching Program (NNCTTP) offers those looking to enter the teaching field great incentives to teach in eastern North Carolina. Here are the details.

Counties you can teach in:
Beaufort, Bertie, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash/Rocky Mount, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Washington

This program offers: up to $1,500 a year for tuition and books, individual advisors, as well as different ways to take your courses. (ex: Weekend classes, distance learning)

This program offers three paths to teaching:
1.Already have a bachelors degree and just need your licensure
2. Two yrs college experience (60 credit hrs) and have taken and passed the PRAXIS I
3. Lateral Entry: These candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and would need to complete certain course work and the PRAXIS II.

For more information on the program you can contact Dr. Claudie Mackey (Director) at 252.335.3479.