Frequently Asked Questions
The most commonly asked questions regarding the Teacher Residency Program can be found below. If you cannot find an answer to your question, feel free to contact the TRP team at (email).
How can I submit my application?
Applications can be submitted either in person or by mail. Please drop off your application to:
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Attn. CMCSS Educator Pipeline Facilitators
621 Gracey Ave.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Delivery Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Scan and email: [email protected]
When is the application deadline?
Each pipeline program has different deadlines and requirements. Please refer to your specific application for deadline information.
Can I choose my school placement?
School placements are based upon school needs and availability. All placements are in Title I schools.
What are the benefits and pay structure for CMCSS employees?
Please refer to the Human Resources Benefits page for additional information.
When would I begin work?
You would begin your job as an educational assistant at the start of the new school year. Building administrators will communicate a specific date to report.
When would classes begin?
Your pipeline program will determine when classes begin. Depending on your program, classes could begin as early as May 2021. Each educator preparation provider will release specific start dates for their programs once you have been accepted.
What if I cannot finish the program?
We understand that life happens. We will work diligently with you in order to prevent leaving the program. Should you be unable to continue, we will work together on an individual basis to plan for your next steps.
Am I guaranteed a job when I finish the program?
Upon successfully completing the program and in good standing as a CMCSS employee, you will have the opportunity to interview for a certified teaching opportunity in CMCSS. The length of your commitment as a teacher in our district is equivalent to that of your residency. However, we anticipate that you will remain with us for many years to come.
What if I have academic struggles, or it has been a long time since I have been in school?
Our programs provide wraparound supports to ensure success. This includes academic assistance. We hold recitation sessions that provide academic support from content experts. We can also provide individualized assistance as needed.
What are my expenses? What is the cost of the program?
Our programs are tuition and textbook free. You will not incur costs for tuition or textbooks while you are in the program.