Teaching Residency Program fills classroom needs, funds graduate studies at Texas State
Greg Rodriguez coordinates the Teaching Residency Program for Critical Shortage Areas at Texas State University. Participants in the program – graduate students seeking a master’s in education with teacher certification – work in Austin ISD schools that have shortages of teachers in critical areas, such as mathematics and science.
The 14-month program, which includes a nine-month teaching residency and 39 hours of graduate coursework, is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. Participants receive a $35,000 stipend while enrolled in TRP-CSA in exchange for a three-year commitment, after graduation, to teach in an approved critical shortage area within the program’s partner local school districts.
“We will be recruiting next year’s cohort of teacher residents beginning Nov. 15,” Rodriguez says. The application deadline for the 2011-2012 term is Feb. 12, 2011.
Find out what teaching residents in the program have to say in this video.