An urban teacher residencycommitted to training and supporting
effective math and science teachers for Hamilton County’s high-need schools
We believe that all students deserve a mind-blowing math or science teacher, regardless of their zip code.
Be part of an intensive teacher preparation program designed specifically for, and in partnership with, Hamilton County Schools.
Project Inspire teacher residency prepares residents to become secondary math and science teachers in the context of, and for classrooms in, Hamilton County Schools. This Tennessee Tech M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction blends a classroom apprenticeship with graduate level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
This program is for individuals who are passionate about teaching in urban schools and have a bachelors degree with significant STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) focused coursework. Residents make a four year commitment to teaching in Hamilton County Schools. Resident eligibility criteria can be found at: www.projectinspiretn.org
WHAT WILL PROJECT INSPIRE RESIDENTS COMMIT TO?
·14 month preparation in a Hamilton County School identified as high-need
·’16-’17 academic year apprenticeship with a clinical instructor in an assigned Hamilton County School
·14 months of graduate courses through TTU on the ground in Chattanooga, hybrid, and online
·4 years of teaching in Hamilton County Schools post-residency year
WHAT WILL PROJECT INSPIRE RESIDENTS RECEIVE?
·Competitive residency stipend during the 14 month residency year
·Initial 7-12 certification in mathematics or chemistry
·Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee Tech College of Education
·Additional salary supplements from the National Science Foundation upon successful program completion while teaching in high-need Hamilton County School
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