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What Does TR@TC's Timeline Look Like?


January

Spring Entry

In-person Orientation

The goals of our multi-day in-person orientation are to (1) get Teaching Residents situated in a range of new contexts, including Teachers College, the cohort, and partnership schools and (2) make connections with the broader TR@TC network as we begin to establish a cohort community. 

 
Spring Semester Begins

Following Teachers College's academic calendar, the program begins in mid-January. Teaching Residents take 3-4 courses during their first term and participate in fieldwork that directly connects to their spring coursework. Teaching Residents also spend time participating in a series of guided field observations of New York City public schools.

Summer Entry

Prospective students work to complete their applications for the program. 

 

May and June

Spring Entry

Summer Semester Begins

Residents enroll and participate in 3-4 courses over the summer.

 

Intensive Summer Institute [Part 1]

Teaching Residents spend time with Kelsey Darity, TR@TC's Fieldwork Coordinator, to identify potential residency placements. Residents spend a full day working with potential Mentor Teachers in at least two schools as they consider the possibilities for a full year of learning at either of those sites. They also work with a team of experienced teachers to unpack curriculum and make plans for learning experiences that will happen in July in the TR@TC Global Citizens Program.

 

Summer Entry

In-person Orientation

The goals of our multi-day in-person orientation are to (1) get Teaching Residents situated in a range of new contexts, including Teachers College, the cohort, and partnership schools and (2) make connections with the broader TR@TC network as we begin to establish a cohort community. 

 
Summer Semester Begins

Following the Teachers College academic calendar, the program begins in mid-May. Teaching Residents take 3-4 courses during their first term and participate in fieldwork that directly connects to their summer coursework. Teaching Residents also spend time participating in a series of guided field observations of New York City public schools.

 

Intensive Summer Institute [Part 1]

Teaching Residents spend time with Kelsey Darity, TR@TC's Fieldwork Coordinator, to identify potential residency placements. Residents spend a full day working with potential Mentor Teachers in at least two schools as they consider the possibilities for a full year of learning at either of those sites. They also work with a team of experienced teachers to unpack curriculum and make plans for learning experiences that will happen in July in the TR@TC Global Citizens Program.

September through June

Residency and Integrating Seminar Begins

Students spend Monday-Thursday co-teaching and co-planning with their Mentor Teacher. Simultaneously, their Residency Supervisor will conduct observations and provide continuous feedback.

On Fridays, students meet as a cohort to share bits of knowledge, skills, and practical experiences.

Students continue with their required coursework for their respective certification programs, taking 2-4 additional courses each semester. Some students may need to complete coursework during the summer, which starts in mid-May.

May through August

Residency & Most Coursework Ends

Students complete their residency in June and prepare for their new roles as teachers of record in NYC public schools.

Some Spring Entry students will complete 1-2 final courses through mid-August, and some Summer Entry students may need to complete 1-2 courses through the fall semester.

August through June x 2

Start Teaching & Receive Induction Support
 
During their first two years of teaching, Induction Mentors support our alums with individualized support. Alums are matched and paired with Induction Mentors who visit their classrooms to assist them with curriculum development, lesson planning, classroom management, and more.
 
Our students agree to serve as a teacher of record in high-need schools in New York City for a minimum of three years.
 
Most Spring Entry students would graduate in May, with some officially graduating in October if they finished coursework over the summer. Some Summer Entry students officially graduate in October if they finish coursework over the summer. Still, most will officially graduate the following February as they finish a course or two in the fall.
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