AppleTree’s mission is to close the achievement gap before children enter kindergarten. As this is our commitment to our students, we recognize that we must also provide and train high-quality teachers to support our mission. Our Residency gives new teachers the training and skills necessary to provide high-quality instruction for preschool and pre-K students in an urban setting.
The AppleTree Early Learning Teacher Residency is an innovative approach designed to prepare you for a career in teaching through hands-on experiences in the classroom. During the first year of the program, you will work closely with a teacher as a classroom apprentice and join in focused practice with a cohort of Residents across our network. During the second year, you’ll have the opportunity to interview and transition to become a Lead Teacher.
Residents receive the necessary training, education, and knowledge in order to be successful during their Residency year and the following years as a Lead Teacher. The Resident is part of a three-person instructional team, under the leadership of a Lead Teacher. The Resident supports the Lead Teacher in all facets of instructional planning and implementation and takes on more responsibilities as the year progresses. Through a partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education, Residents take weekly classes that can lead to a Master of Arts in Teaching after two years.
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