Old Dominion University -Teacher Immersion Residency

  • VA

About Us

ODU’s Teacher Immersion Residency project (ODU-TIR) will build on successful teacher residency models that recruit candidates with undergraduate degrees in high-need content fields, immerse them in an induction program housed in an urban school, provide them mentoring and instruction founded on research, and continue to offer professional development during the early years of their careers. ODU-TIR will increase teacher retention and student achievement in five high-need schools and three high-need middle schools in the Norfolk Public Schools and the Portsmouth Public Schools by rigorously preparing 15 students each year to teach within critical shortage disciplines (Math, Earth Science, English, and Social Studies).

Each student will complete 42-semester hours of graduate study, including a yearlong school-based residency in a high-need school, and education pedagogy and content courses. During the Fall and Spring semesters, students will enroll in 30-graduate credit hours total, including 12-credit hours in the content field, 6-credit hours of in-school residency, and 12 credit hours of professional education courses. During Summer Session I, students will enroll in 3-credit hours of in-school residency and 3-credit hours of professional education studies. During Summer Session II, students will enroll in 6-credits of content immersion.

On graduation, successful students of the ODU-TIR will receive • Master of Science in Secondary Education from ODU with a Post-Graduate Professional License from the Virginia Department of Education in one of the high-need content disciplines; • Qualify to teach dual enrollment courses; • Three –years of mentoring post-graduation for new teachers in high-need schools; • Employment as a teacher in one of the high-need schools of Norfolk Public Schools and Portsmouth Public Schools for a period of no less than three years

ODU-TIR Supports and Incentives for Students Accepted into the Program • All tuition and fees paid • $25,000 stipend* • $500 textbook allowance • Laptop computer with student software and wireless card • Professional Development funds for travel/expenses up to $1,000 per student

How to apply: Please visit our website for online application and addition information.