• Residents and Mentors co-teach four days per week for an entire school year in our partnering district schools, with Residents taking gradual control of instruction and classroom management. Residents enroll in university courses throughout the year. LAUTR staff members provide instructional coaching and support to connect coursework and classroom experience.
For more information about the co-teaching model, visit: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/soe/coteaching/
• Residents receive a $15,000 living stipend from their district during their residency year.
• LAUTR offers an unique synthesis of theory, research, and practical hands-on experience, combining a full academic year classroom apprenticeship with a carefully aligned sequence of credential coursework.
• Residents earn a Master of Arts in Education with an option in Integrated STEM Teaching and a preliminary credential in one of these pathways: a) Education Specialist Credential Mild/Moderate, OR b) Single-Subject Credential in Math or Science.
• Residents learn as part of a cohort: a peer group that provides ongoing support and collaborative learning throughout the Residency year and beyond.
• Community partners support the social justice perspective by assisting in teaching courses and leading community-based experiences focused on advocacy, equity and family support.
• Residents spend the full academic year in an urban public school, developing under the guidance of an experienced Mentor teacher. Over the course of the year, Residents gradually assume teaching responsibility with support of their Mentor teachers.
• In addition to hands-on work in the classroom, Residents engage in coursework aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and Teaching Performance Expectations.
Effective Residents should enter our programs with certain dispositions and continue to develop and demonstrate those dispositions through the experiences provided in our professional programs. Learning activities and assessments in both coursework and fieldwork provide opportunities for Residents to engage in behaviors that demonstrate these dispositions. Residents are assessed on these dispositions at entry, advancement and exit points of the programs. When Residents exhibit behaviors counter to these dispositions, opportunities for advising and remediation are provided.