Your college or university will contact schools near your campus to determine where to place each student in the Ready2Teach program once they begin the year of residency in Fall. Request a particular district where you would like to be teach based on your living arrangements for the year well in advance, allowing your school time to make accommodations for your needs.
Remaining aware of district and regional updates for schools is necessary for understanding and anticipating changes within the Teacher Education Program on campus and in the classroom. Attending these meetings whenever possible will allow you to stay informed on topics pertaining to your teaching career.
Fall of your fourth and final year begins the year-long residency portion of the Ready2Teach program. You will be assigned a classroom and begin undertaking co-teaching styled lessons as you utilize your pre-residency training from your school or university.
As teaching positions become available, districts will begin interviewing possible candidates to fill the positions before the following fall semester. Review available positions in your desired district, and arrange a meeting with the principal at each school even before graduation, making your intention to complete the program and earn your teacher licensure at the end of the semester clear. Keep your resume current, and practice the interview process with Career Services on your campus
Determining whether students graduating from Ready2Teach are desirable candidates for teaching positions can be accomplished by surveys completed by employers who have hired students from the program. Curriculum methods are adapted each year to ensure students leaving the program will be sought-after employees following graduation.
Each year, administrators and teaching mentors are asked to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ready2Teach program. Through their reviews and the data supplied by those graduating from Ready2Teach, the program is constantly updated to incorporate new methods according to the recommendations given to make Ready2Teach a success each year.
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