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CMCSS Teacher Residency Program

November 9, 2023

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


Clarksville, Tenn. (November 9, 2023) – 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 15 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 Tues., Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m., leaders in the Teacher Residency Program will discuss the Elementary Teacher Residency (ETR) pathway. This program will allow those who do not currently hold a bachelor’s degree to pursue a degree and license to teach elementary grades K-5 and special education intervention through a three-year program. Residents will take courses at Nashville State Community College and Austin Peay State University. Selected candidates will also be compensated while working as CMCSS educational assistants throughout the program.

On Tues., Nov. 28, 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 the Lipscomb Teacher Residency, residents will earn their Master’s Degree and licensure in elementary grades K-5 and special education intervention. Through the Lipscomb Middle Teacher Residency, residents will have the option to earn either a Master’s degree or licensure only in Middle grades, Math or English. Lipscomb Middle Teacher Residents will also earn an endorsement to teach English Language Learners. Applicants interested in the Lipscomb University pathways must possess a valid bachelor’s degree.

If you have ever considered a career in education, the Teacher Residency Program allows you to pursue a dream with no out-of-pocket expenses. In January 2022, the Grow Your Own Teacher Residency program became the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the United States.

Due to limited parking and space, the meeting is exclusively reserved for interested candidates. High School Seniors may bring a parent or guardian.

Applications for the Teacher Residency Program are due Jan. 5, 2024.

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