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Welcome to Teaching Residents at Teachers College!
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're having a second deadline to our 2017 Cohort! Applicants have until December 5th, 2016 to submit their materials. And just a quick reminder: You will have to submit GRE scores or an equivalent test per New York State Law. See more details about applying here.
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TR@TC2's partnership organizations:
Teacher as Activist
If you didn't get a chance to see it live here at Teachers College, we have an archived livestream of the 2016 Teacher as Activist: Bridging the Educational Divide event with Drs. Lisa Delpit and Chris Emdin.
And you can also find the livestream of the 2015 Teacher as Activist: Why Educators Should Embrace and/or Participate in the Black Lives Matter Movement here. Keynote by Pedro Noguera, with remarks by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and Jelani Cobb, and performances by The Peace Poets and Jamila Lyiscott.
TR@TC2 Weekly Resources
Each week, TR@TC2 releases a newsletter of curriculum resources, organizations and events for teachers, and professional development opportunities. Sign up here!
Finally, please see events and professional development offered by our friends at these NYC-based cultural institutions and organizations: