Residency Timeline

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are an 18-month program
with residency and induction experiences

Residency Timeline


January or May

Teachers College Coursework & Fieldwork Begins

Teaching Residents begin courses required for their respective certification programs (IDA, MATH, SCI, TESOL). Residents also participate in fieldwork, an experiential class that introduces Residents to key components of the program.

May

Intensive Summer Institute Begins & May & Jan Cohorts Combine

January (Spring) and May (Summer) Entry Residents jointly participate in an Intensive Summer Institute, which gives a foundational base of knowledge and skills such that residents can be responsive to the students who come to their classrooms. 

Mid-August

Intensive Summer Institute Ends

Late-August

Residency Begins

Teaching Residents are paired with Mentor Teachers in TR@TC Partnership Schools and spend four days a week in their placement. Yearlong teaching residencies follow the schedule of the NYCDOE school year, ending in the following June.

Teaching Residents are also paired with Residency Supervisors who act as liaisons between Teachers College and Partnership Schools and are an important resource for both Teaching Residents and Mentor Teachers. 

September

Integrating Seminar and Fall Semester Teachers College Coursework Begins

Integrating Seminar provides an intellectual space where bits of knowledge, skills, and practical experiences are integrated and connected, and mutually informing. Residents continue with their required coursework for their respective certification programs (IDA, MATH, SCI, TESOL).

December

Fall Semester Coursework Ends

January

Spring Semester Teachers College Coursework Begins

Residents enroll in the second semester of the Integrating Seminar and continue with their required coursework for their respective certification programs (IDA, MATH, SCI, TESOL).

May

Spring Semester Teachers College Coursework Ends

June

Residency Ends

Teaching Residents complete their year-long residency at their schools and begin the “Induction” process, transitioning into their roles as teachers of record in NYC public schools.

Some Spring Cohort Residents may continue final coursework through the summer. Depending on the program, this would be one or two courses. 

Some Summer Cohort Residents may continue final coursework through the fall semester. Depending on the program, this would be one or two courses. 

August

Start Teaching and Receive Support via Induction

For the first two years of full-time teaching, graduates are paired with an Induction Mentor, an experienced teacher who can offer support as new teachers become accustomed to their positions. 

Residents agree to serve as a teacher of record in high-need schools in New York City for a minimum of three years.

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