Teacher Residency Programs

Teacher Residency Programs

 

Current Programs 2021-2022

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 pathways. Learn how to apply (here). 

All teachers must complete testing requirements established by the Tennessee Department of Education, which may include edTPA, Praxis, National Evaluation Series, etc.

Lipscomb Teacher Residency

1.5-year program

Earn a Master’s Degree in Education, Teaching Certification, and Licensure. (A previously earned Bachelor’s degree is required.)
Dual Certification: Elementary and Special Education through Lipscomb University.

Year 1: As a resident, you will work and be paid as an educational assistant in a CMCSS Title I elementary school while taking education courses through Lipscomb University. Through this experience, you will receive on the job training and mentoring with a highly qualified teacher. 

Year 2: You will be placed in a CMCSS classroom as a teacher with a job-embedded license while continuing to complete full licensure requirements.  (You will earn a teacher’s salary.)

Lipscomb Middle Teacher Residency

1-year program

Earn your teaching certification and licensure. (A previously earned Bachelor’s degree is required.) 
Certification: Middle grades or Secondary certification in Math or English/Language Arts.

Year 1: As a resident, you will work and be compensated as an educational assistant in a CMCSS Title I middle school while taking education courses through Lipscomb University. Through this experience, you will receive on the job training and mentoring with a highly qualified mentor teacher.

Elementary Teacher Residency with Nashville State Community College and Austin Peay State University

3-year program

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Teaching Certification (A previously earned High School Diploma is required.)
Dual Certification: Elementary and Special Education through Austin Peay State University.

As a resident, you will work and be paid as an educational assistant in a CMCSS Title I elementary school. You will take core courses through Nashville State Community College and transfer to Austin Peay State University to complete the education courses. Through this experience, you will receive on the job training and mentoring with a highly qualified teacher.