Application Deadline EXTENDED for Teacher Residency Program
February 9, 2021
Due to CMCSS offices being closed for inclement weather on the deadline date, final applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on the day district offices reopen.
The Teacher Residency Programs are currently accepting applications for residents in the upcoming school year. The programs allow community members, current CMCSS employees, and high school seniors a non-traditional approach to becoming a teacher.
Residents work towards their licensure, degree, and/or certification while gaining first-hand experience as an Educational Assistant within the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. This experience provides instructional and non-instructional support to students while learning best practices for a career in education from a certified CMCSS educator.
Now in its third year of the program, CMCSS has partnered with several colleges and universities in the surrounding area, including Austin Peay State University, Nashville State Community College, and Lipscomb University. Residents incur no expenses for tuition or textbooks.
“We are proactively addressing the national teacher shortage,” said Dr. Phyllis Casebolt, Director of Federal Projects, including the Teacher Residency Programs. “These programs provide residents an opportunity to work with high-performing teachers while completing the requirements to earn a teaching license. Wrap-around supports are in place to ensure the academic success of the residents. Our district recognizes the positive impact of employees committed to meeting the needs of all students.”
There are three teacher residency pathways available for the 2021-2022 school year: Early-Learning Teacher Residency in partnership with Nashville State Community College and Austin Peay State University, Lipscomb Teacher Residency, and Lipscomb Middle Teacher Residency in partnership with Lipscomb University.
Applications for community members are due February 15, 2021. High School seniors must submit their applications by March 5, 2021.
For more information, email the Teacher Pipeline Facilitators at [email protected].