Oswego Residency Initiative for Teacher Excellence

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SUNY Oswego's O-RITE Program is seeking individuals with a strong background in either Math, Science or Linguistics who are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of learners in high-need schools.

Our Program:

  • 13-month intensive teacher preparation program offering tuition remittance and living stipend.
  • Full community immersion through intensive school-based residencies and internships at community-based organizations.
  • Learn to teach in the classroom with an experienced, helpful mentor teacher.
  • Become part of a supportive community of learners and teachers, for the duration of the program and beyond.
  • Work in high-need schools in shortage areas to help improve student learning.
  • Graduate with authentic teaching experience and initial dual certification in Students w/Disabilities 7-12 Generalist and a secondary Math/Science or TESOL discipline.
  • On-going professional development and placement support for degree recipients.

Because our students need more good teachers - now and for the future.

SUNY Oswego's O-RITE Program is seeking individuals with a strong background in either Math, Science or Linguistics who are interested in making a positive impact on the lives of learners in high-need schools.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, Linguistics or related area with significant specific coursework)
  • Successful completion of SUNY General Education Requirements (Basic Communications, Mathematics, American History, Other World Civilizations, Foreign Language, Social Sciences, Humanities, The Arts, Natural Sciences, Western Civilization)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Passing grade on mandated New York State Teacher Certification Exams
  • US Citizen or Legal Resident

The program will not consider applicants who have a previous degree in Education.

Support

  • $30,000 stipend
  • $10,000 tuition remittance for degree candidates
  • Coursework and faculty support provided though an online delivery system, which will allow apprentice teachers to undertake coursework in "real time" in classrooms across the urban-rural corridor
  • One-on-one teacher mentoring
  • Ongoing professional support offered through SUNY Oswego, SUTEC, and CEI-PEA
  • O-RITE Alumni Network support

Selection Process

OPTIONAL: OPEN HOUSE

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APPLY: On-line

Application available at www.o-rite.com

Application Deadline: March 16th

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Applicants will be notified of acceptance decision by April 16th and must commit to program by May 1st.

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Date Founded: November 2011

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Website(s):
o-rite.org

Address:
Oswego, NY, 13126, US

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