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Virginia Commonwealth University — Richmond Teacher Residency Program (RTR)

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Department:
Richmond Teacher Residency Program (RTR)
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Education for the SE Track, Master of Teaching for the Secondary Track
Admissions Deadlines:

Cycle I: November 1

Cycle II:  March 15 (deadline for both Cycle II and VCU Graduate School)

Admissions Cycle:

This is a dual admissions process to Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) and to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  Admission to RTR does not guarantee admission to Virginia Commonwealth University or the reverse. 

Cycle I: December notification. Cycle II: April notification.

Program Start:
Third Week in May
Program Founded:
May, 2011

Benefits

In exchange for a 4-year commitment to Richmond Public Schools, residents receive:

·         A Full-year medical-style residency teaching alongside a highly trained master/mentor teacher.

  • A $24K living stipend your first year for the secondary content track; an extra $10K for math and science majors ($34K); and $32K for the special/exceptional education track.
  • A Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree for the secondary content track or a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for the special/exceptional education track from VCU at a special program rate.
  • A Virginia teaching license after the residency year.
  • Health insurance.
  • Priority hiring for a full-time teaching position with benefits starting the second year.
  • Mentoring and support for National Board Certification in the fourth year.

  

Description

Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) is a teacher residency program that recruits smart, passionate, and coachable RPCVs to learn from the area’s top urban educators how to teach for change in Richmond, VA.  Our mission is to prepare inspirational teachers for the students of Richmond Public Schools.  We know that urban students require the very best from us, and we are dedicated to positioning Fellows for this task. We offer two program tracks:  secondary content (for middle & high school teaching) and special/exceptional education (for elementary, middle & high school teaching).  This is a four year commitment with a generous living stipend for the residency year leading the RPCV to be well positioned to be hired full-time as a teacher by Richmond Public Schools while continuing to be supported as a new teacher.

 

Requirements

For our secondary content track, RPCVs will need:

·         A college degree  (please send unofficial transcripts to teach4change2@gmail.com and request official transcripts to be sent to RTR)

·         A 3.0 GPA in the last 60hours of your coursework

·         A content major (mathematics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics, English, history, international relations or political science)

·         Admission to VCU Graduate School (Praxis II Passing Score or GRE/MAT is required for admission). 

·         Satisfaction of Teacher Licensure Tests -- Core Mathematics or qualifying scores on the SAT/ACT; Praxis II in the Content Area; Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA).  RTR will work with RPCVs to provide a generous timeframe to satisfy the testing piece. 

 

For our special/exceptional education track, RPCVs will need:

·         A college degree (please send unofficial transcripts to teach4change2@gmail.com and request official transcripts to be sent to RTR)

·         A3.0 GPA in the last 60hours of your coursework

·         Admission to VCU Graduate School  (GRE or MAT is required for admission)

·         Satisfaction of Teacher Licensure Tests -- Core Mathematics or qualifying scores on the SAT/ACT; Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA).  RTR will work with RPCVs to provide a generous timeframe to satisfy the testing piece.  

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ann D. Cherry
Director of Recruitment and Student Affairs

Mail
Richmond Teacher Residency
3600 West Broad Street, Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Telephone
(804) 828-0387
Fax
(804) 827-0870
Email
teach4change2@gmail.com

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