Last Updated on April 10, 2022 by Indiana Commission for Higher Education
(INDIANAPOLIS) – Fifteen new school corporations and 12 continuing corporations will host more than 70 teacher residents through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education Teacher Residency Grant Pilot Program. A total of $1,050,000 in residency grants were awarded for the 2022-23 academic year.
The Teacher Residency Grant Pilot Program was created in 2019 by the Indiana General Assembly. Modeled after medical residency and apprenticeship programs, teacher residency programs are year-long, paid teaching experiences for student educators who plan on teaching kindergarten through 12th grade. Students teach alongside an experienced mentor teacher, preparing them for the classroom after graduation. School corporations partner with an Indiana postsecondary institution to execute the program in their district. Institutions provide resources to the corporations, including program monitoring and evaluation, and sourcing of residency candidates.
“The school corporations selected are making strides to develop a pipeline of well-prepared future educators all across Indiana,” said Associate Commissioner for Legislation and Program Implementation Josh Garrison. “Under the teacher residency model, mentor teachers will prepare resident teachers for the challenges they will face in the classroom.”
Teacher Residency Grants Awarded to 27 School Corporations
School corporations are awarded $15,000 for each resident teacher it hosts. Funding can be used to pay resident and mentor teacher stipends, as well as support costs for postsecondary partners. Initial grant recipients are eligible for renewal of the grant for the 2023-24 school year contingent on continued funding and initial outcomes.
New Teacher Residency Grant recipients are:
Continuing Teacher Residency Grant recipients are:
More information is available at https://www.in.gov/che/4519.htm.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education
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Created in 1971, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education plans, coordinates and defines Indiana’s postsecondary education system to align higher learning with the needs of students and the state. The Commission also administers Indiana’s financial aid programs, including the 21st Century Scholars early college promise scholarship, which celebrated 30 years in 2020. Learn more about the Commission’s Reaching Higher in a State of Change strategic plan at www.in.gov/che.