Preparing Transitional Kindergarten to 3rd Grade Educators Through Teacher Residencies

Teacher reading to elementary school students
Cathy Yun
June 2022 | EdPrepLab
Teacher reading to elementary school students

This brief from the Learning Policy Institute and EdPrepLab describes two early childhood residency programs in California—Fresno’s Teacher Residency Program and UCLA’s IMPACT program—to help inform the development of strong early learning–focused residencies. The brief describes each program’s coursework, clinical experiences, resident and mentor supports, and program outcomes, including perspectives from former residents, program leaders, and mentor teachers. Data sources include program documents and artifacts, interviews with program leaders and graduates, and publicly available recordings of events and documentary videos.

Program and Curricular Materials