The Promise of Teacher-Residency Programs

In an article featured in the Atlantic, author Jackie Mader discusses a new innovative teacher preparation model that adopts practices from the medical field. Urban Teachers is a 3-year residency program in which prospective teachers co-teach a classroom with an experienced teacher while earning a master’s degree and receiving ongoing coaching. After completing the third year of residency, residents continue to receive coaching and support for an additional year. Research suggests that this model may address the alarming rate at which new teachers leave the profession.

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