The Winthrop Teacher Residency program is an accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program leading to teaching certification credentials. It is specifically designed for people who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field, but who want to pursue a teaching career because they have the desire to use their knowledge and skills to make a difference in rural, high-need communities in South Carolina.
To be considered for admittance into the residency program:
Degree Requirements Overview
The M.A.T program length is between 12 and 18 months depending upon your prior coursework and preparation. The on-site residency component is one-year. The program begins in the spring and continues through the summer with education core curriculum coursework and the summer Teacher Residency community experience. The full-time, co-teaching residency in a partner district school begins in August and continues one full-school year.
Your schedule of courses may be different based upon your background preparation, content area, and certification requirements. Pre-Residency: 15 hours, Summer: 12-15 hours, Fall: 9-12 hours, Spring: 9 hours /Total Semester Hours = 36
Tuition and Fees
PRAXIS Test Scores
Qualifying PRAXIS Content Area test scores are required for teacher certification. All NetSERVE Teacher Residents must earn a qualifying PRAXIS score in their intended certification area.
Teacher Residents are provided with a living expense support stipend of $28,000 and up to $30,000 with a guaranteed teaching position when they successfully complete the program. In return, you must make a commitment to teach for three years in your residency school or district following your completion of the program. We intend for our residents to stay in teaching and take on leadership roles in their residency districts for many years beyond the first three.
Applications for spring 2023 and 2024 cohorts are being accepted.
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