Admission to Program
The Teacher Residency program is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming teachers and who have earned a non-education undergraduate degree. Recent graduates, career changers, and current undergraduate students not pursuing an education degree who are interested in working with students in rural, high-needs districts are eligible to apply.
Teacher Resident candidates are selected for preliminary admittance into a learning team (cohort) based upon teaching certification needs of our partner school districts, Graduate Program acceptance, successful passage of the content area PRAXIS test, and interview. Full acceptance into the Teacher Residency program is based upon a candidates acceptance into the Teacher Education Program (Teacher Education Program Admission). The application to apply to the Teacher Education Program is submitted prior to the start of the residency year in the fall.
In order to be considered for the Teacher Residency program, you must first qualify for admittance to the Graduate School. Applications for both the Graduate School and the Residency program are submitted at the same time.
The deadline for completing both the Graduate School application and the NetSERVE Teacher Residency application is June 1st. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will then be invited to participate in an interview with the Residency Selection Committee comprised of Winthrop University program faculty and partner district representatives.
Transcripts will a GPA below 3.0 will require you to have either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores as part of your submission. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Subject Area exam are required for full admittance into the program.
Learn more about the PRAXIS Content Assessment: www.ets.org/praxis/about/subject/
Learn more about the Miller Analogy Test:
Application and Admission Timeline
Applications for the spring 2024 cohort are being accepted.
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