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Earn a College Degree or Teaching Certification at No-Cost Through CMCSS Teacher Residency Program

November 10, 2022

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The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System will hold informational sessions for the community for those interested in participating in the Teacher Residency Pathways. Applications will open on November 18 for the next set of teacher resident programs.

Those interested in pursuing a degree or certification in education can attend one of two sessions.

On Thurs., Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m., leaders in the Teacher Residency Program will discuss the Elementary/Middle Teacher Residency. This program will allow those who do not currently hold a bachelor’s degree to pursue a degree and license to teach elementary or middle grade levels and will also earn a special education interventionist endorsement through a three-year program.

Residents will begin coursework at Nashville State Community College and transfer to Austin Peay State University to complete degree requirements. Selected candidates will also work and be paid as CMCSS educational assistants throughout the program.

On Thurs., Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m., interested candidates will learn about the Lipscomb Teacher Residency (LTR) and Lipscomb Middle Teacher Residency (LMTR) programs available through a partnership with Lipscomb University. Through this pathway, residents will either earn their teaching certification or pursue their master’s degree and teaching certification. Interested applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree.

Those who wish to pursue a career in elementary education (K-5) will learn about the two-year program where residents earn their master’s degree while working and being paid as an educational assistant in the first year and becoming a classroom teacher during the second.

Those who wish to teach middle school/high school math or middle school English will learn about the options of earning a Master’s Degree or a teaching certification.

If you have ever considered a career in education, the Teacher Residency Program allows you to pursue a dream without tuition or textbook expenses.

Due to limited parking and space, the meeting is exclusively reserved for interested candidates. Meetings will be held at Central Services Gracey (621 Gracey Ave, Clarksville.)

Applications for the Teacher Residency Program are due Jan. 9, 2023.

For questions regarding the program or the informational sessions, email [email protected] or visit cmcss.net/trp.