RESIDENT TEACHER PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
University Child Development School is a pre-K through 5th grade school in Seattle, WA. UCDS offers a paid one year Resident Teacher Program that is ideal for recent graduates who value education, love children and thrive when learning by doing. The Resident Program is a teaching experience with thoughtful mentorship and professional development opportunities.
Resident Teachers join the faculty in mid-August and work the full school year, starting with a week-long in-service and orientation. From the start, Residents are included in all planning, preparation, discussion and curricular decisions with their teaching teams. This focus on collaboration is reflected throughout the school. The Resident Program provides a multi-layered support network, designed to foster professional growth.
During the program, Resident Teachers will experience:
- Mentoring from experienced teachers
- Regular professional development workshops
- Classroom teaching
- An innovative culture of learning and teaching, informed by teaching theory and advanced practice
In partnership with a mentor, residents plan, prepare, discuss, and design curriculum. Resident Teachers develop an in-depth understanding of students and curriculum. Residents work with teachers at all grade levels, serve on faculty committees, and participate in the planning of school-wide projects. The school’s focus on teamwork demands collegial, highly professional working relationships.
For more information about this position, and UCDS, please visit http://www.ucds.org/residentprogram/