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The Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) prepares residents to become teachers in the context of, and for classrooms in Seattle Public Schools. This Master in Teaching program for individuals interested in elementary or special education blends classroom apprenticeship with aligned, graduate-level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership.  Graduates have a solid foundation in research-based teaching practice and a deep knowledge of curricula and resources used in Seattle schools. Anyone who is passionate about teaching in urban schools and interested in making a five-year commitment to teaching in Seattle Public Schools should apply. 

STR’s mission is to accelerate student achievement through the preparation, support, and retention of a diverse group of exceptional teachers in Seattle Public Schools. STR Residents receive a generous living stipend, a teaching position in Seattle Public Schools in the second year of the program, and the opportunity to change the lives of students in diverse communities and Seattle public schools. 

This cohort-based program starts in summer quarter and continues for five consecutive quarters. Residents achieve their residency certification and Masters in Teaching after five quarters. After an additional quarter of support during the first year of teaching (induction year) candidates complete work on a second endorsement. The induction year is the first year of full-time teaching as a teacher of record.

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