Program Framework

University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program - Year 2 Course of Study (Residency Year)

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Urban Teacher Education Program
January 2020 | University of Chicago
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This resource provides the sequence of courses for teacher candidates in the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program during year two: the Residency Year. During this year, the coursework is based on an intensive three-quarter (one academic year) clinical experience—the residency—that is complemented by methods coursework and a seminar in professional teaching. Residents begin their residency year as teachers in a two-week summer school program while taking additional pedagogical and content-area coursework. Residents work alongside UTEP-selected master teachers, called Clinical Instructors, in two half-year placements in CPS neighborhood, magnet, or charter schools for four days a week observing, teaching, and assessing student learning using the instructional best practices learned in content-area and methods coursework. Residents are assisted in securing jobs in Chicago Public Schools during the final quarter of the program. An overview of the residency program, course descriptions, and summer requirements are provided on the website.

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