What are Teacher Residency Programs?

What are Teacher Residency Programs?

Published: Nov 30, 2017
Publisher: Washington, DC: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Associated Project

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic

Time frame: 2017-2027

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences


Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory

The School District of Philadelphia began its teacher residency program in the 2016–2017 school year to attract teaching candidates of diverse backgrounds, improve teacher retention, and ultimately produce improved outcomes for students. This fact sheet summarizes characteristics of existing teacher residency programs and related research.

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