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Welcome to the Teaching Residents at Teachers College website!

The Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) program has been preparing teachers to work in high-need New York City schools since 2010. Currently, TR@TC is in its second funding cycle and has developed into an 18-month teaching residency program that prepares students to be certified to teach in one of three areas:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Secondary Inclusive Education (SIE)

Science Education -- Biology, Earth Science, or Chemistry

As is true with teaching, the process of learning to teach is one that is filled with complexity and nuance. Our aim over the course of the program is to support our students (Teaching Residents) in developing the foundational skills, mindsets, and knowledges that are integral for a career in teaching to be a life-long pursuit. Thus, TR@TC2 is designed to provide a balanced experience that integrates opportunities for residents to engage in clinically-rich, intensive teaching practice side-by-side with a Mentor Teacher, who is a classroom teacher of record in a NYC public school. Residents also engage with coursework designed to introduce and enhance understandings of important theoretical underpinnings that guide pedagogical and instructional decision-making integral to teaching practice.

We recognize, however, that these are only the first steps in a much longer process of learning to teach. Because of this, we continue to offer support to our alumni in their first years of teaching through the TR@TC Induction Program and beyond as they continue to develop as thoughtful and capable professional in New York City schools.

If you have questions about the TR@TC2 program, we encourage you to contact us at teaching.residents@tc.edu.

TR@TC2's application for our 2017 cohort of teaching residents is now open! Please click here to learn more about the application process. Applications are due on November 1st, 2016.

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Box: 97

Teachers College, Columbia University
Zankel Building 411

Phone: (212) 678-7465    Fax: (212) 678-3153   

Email: teaching.residents@tc.edu


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