Yearlong Residency Program (Trio Project)

The Yearlong Residency Program (Trio Project)

The Yearlong Residency Program is a school-university partnership that places teacher candidates at a single school site for the entire academic year. Mentor teachers, teacher candidates, and San Jose State University supervisors attend professional development and participate in inquiry-based teaching as a "trio". Participating mentor teachers receive an additional stipend for engaging in professional development workshops over the course of the year. The focus for 2014-15 will be on co-teaching, the Common Core, and promoting academic language development.

 

Benefits for Teacher Candidates:

Placement in a single school, with the same mentor for the entire student teaching experience.

Access to specialists who serve as  instructional consultants over the  course of the year.

Participation in focused professional development on academic language production.

Opportunity to share best practices with peer partners.

Completion of a credential program in 1 summer and 2 semesters.

 

Benefits for Mentor Teachers:

An opportunity to mentor a teacher candidate for her/his entire student teaching experience.

Carefully selected student teachers  with previous experience working with adolescents.

Opportunity to interview potential  student teachers before committing to be a mentor teacher.

Participation in focused professional development on academic language production.

Access to specialists who serve as  instructional consultants over the  course of the year.

Guidance and support around mentoring student teachers.

Opportunity to share best practices with peer partners.

An additional stipend of $1,000.

 

Who Can Participate in the Yearlong Residency Program (Trio Project)?

Prospective Teacher Candidates need to have prior experience working with adolescents (coaching, tutoring, substitute teaching, etc.). Applications for this program option are completed for summer admission each year. Please consult the Department of Secondary Education homepage for deadlines. An interview process is required to join the yearlong residency program.

To participate, mentor teachers must have a clear credential and at least 4 years of classroom teaching experience. 

 

Questions? Interested in Participating? 

Contact Lara Ervin-Kassab by email at lara.ervin@sjsu.edu.