Teaching Residents at Teachers College 2
We are excited to announce that TR@TC has been awarded a second Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) federal grant. With this funding we have launched TR@TC2 (Teaching Residents at Teachers College 2) and started our first cohort of students in January 2015. Candidates may apply starting in September 2015 for seats in our 2016 cohort.
TR@TC2 is an 18-month (January - May) graduate-level teaching residency program that will lead to New York State teacher certification and a Masters degree. Participants will select one of three programs as an area of focus: Secondary Inclusive Education (SIE), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Science Education -- Biology. With plans to eventually extend to offer a dual program- Science & Teaching Students with Disabilities.
TR@TC2 aims to support Teaching Residents to embrace the inherent ambiguities of teaching, to fashion their inclusive pedagogies through their own commitments as advocates for all children and youth, curriculum inquiry, reflective practice and the pursuit of social justice; and to conceptualize the work of inclusive educators as the complex, intellectual, and political work that it is. To support the Teaching Residents' development as inclusive educators, TR@TC2 rests on four instructional "pillars" that are designed to support the development of a foundational set of skills that respond to common needs in schools. The TR@TC2 program stands out with its multilayered support system consisting of a residency cohort, mentor teachers, program supervisor, TC program faculty and advisors; as well as the mentoring and individualized attention through the first two years as teachers of record within the induction phase.
For more information about TR@TC2, including information sessions and/or application details, visit us at www.tc/edu/teachingresidents