Denver Public Schools fills hard-to-staff teaching positions in high-needs elementary schools by hiring college grads who didn’t major in education and then training them on the job.
The highly selective Denver Teacher Residency program offers would-be teachers an alternative route into a teaching—other than through the traditional four-year bachelor’s degree in education. Once in the program, each teacher-in-training is paired with a teacher/mentor and co-teaches in a classroom as an apprentice for a full academic year. At the same time, the trainees take tuition-free, graduate-level coursework at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education.
In exchange, the new teachers commit to teach in the school system’s high-needs schools for five years.
The program has served as a steady pipeline to bring more teachers to Denver, which has the fastest-growing school district in the country.
Many of the teacher candidates are mid-career professionals in other fields and are looking for a change, says Shannon Hagerman, director of teacher preparation pathways for the school system.
Contact: Jennifer Miller of Denver Public Schools, (303) 394-2366.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/37777/denver-school-system-recruits-teachers-for-on-the-job-training "
- The 25 most profitable year-end tax strategies
- Manager's careless comment on accent shows discrimination under ELCRA
- Creating drug-free workplace: How to draft a policy, conduct legal tests
- Supreme Court: Title VII deadline clock resets with each new biased decision
- Employer may be liable when employee attacks