Teacher Residency Program
GET TO KNOW US
There are many opportunities for you to get to know INSPIRE TEXAS | Educator Certification by Region 4 Education Service Center. We hold information meetings
so you can learn more about our school district partners and our residency model.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to request more information. You can also complete the Residency Interest Form
and our team will reach out to you with more information and to answer any questions you may have about the process.
INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE
Joining the residency program is an investment toward a career track in teaching. The INSPIRE TEXAS Residency is a yearlong teacher preparation program dedicated to the support and training of teacher candidates, who are known as residents. Through our partnership with Brazosport ISD, we offer residents the opportunity to complete their credential coursework and clinical practice all within Brazosport ISD. Residents are carefully selected and matched to highly skilled mentor teachers who will guide and train them through co-planning, co-teaching, and having reflective conversations to provide valuable feedback. Our mentor teachers receive monthly training on how to provide the best support. Teacher candidates participating in a residency program are more likely to stay in the teaching profession because they feel more confident and are better prepared when they get a classroom of their own. Residents also develop lasting bonds with their cohort group, the teachers they work with, and site administrators. Teachers collaborate and work together to build their capacity to increase student achievement. This is truly the best pathway to becoming a teacher!
- Earn a Standard Certification Teaching Credential in 1 year.
- Complete a yearlong apprenticeship with a carefully matched, trained mentor teacher.
- Receive academic support from a Resident Specialist dedicated to your development and creating a strong cohort experience.
- Join a cohort of novice educators with whom to learn and grow.
- Receive support in completing testing requirements during the yearlong residency.
ELIGIBILITY FOR RESIDENCY AND OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS