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Resident (Mathematics)

Atlanta Urban Teacher Residency

APPLICATION PERIOD ENDS: Friday, February 29, 2012

The Resident is responsible for observing, learning from and partnering with a resident advisor, and to gradually assume teaching responsibility for at least one class over the course of a year.

The resident is NOT a paraprofessional, a substitute, an intern or a student teacher. Residents will agree to a five-year commitment that consists of an initial residency year of teacher preparation, followed by a four-year post-graduation commitment to teach in Atlanta Public Schools. Residents will complete master's level coursework at the AUTR partner university during the residency year and will obtain additional certifications in Special Education and Reading within 4 years.

Attributes Desired in Residents:
Desire to make a difference in the lives of the children of Atlanta

High interest in teaching

Strong oral and written communication skills

High level of maturity and responsibility

Skills in collaboration, experience working and leading in complex environments

Self-reflective, willing to examine and adjust personal beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning

Resilient, perseverant, resourceful, flexible, compassionate

Knowledge and experiences using higher-level mathematics in relevant, real life contexts

Life-long learner

Experience working/volunteering with children

Experience working/volunteering with diverse populations

Convictions sought in Residents:
Commitment to teach in an urban secondary school (Grades 6-12) and engage in high poverty and high needs communities for at least five years ( four years beyond the one year residency)

Commitment to hold high expectations and address the learning needs of ALL students

Commitment to public education as a way to achieve the goal of equity and social justice for all children

Commitment to becoming an effective and resourceful teacher

Commitment to public service and community involvement

This position will be in conjunction with the RTT3 grant and will report to the Program Manager - Alternative Certification Programs for the duration of the grant


Please Note: This is a year-to-year position based on funding.


100% timely attendance for all courses with selected university partner which includes:

Completion of Master's degree (Year 1)

Completion of Reading Endorsement

Completion of Special Education Certification

Complete, maintain and collect work throughout the year in a timely manner

Through course projects, engage in meaningful activities at the school level to deepen Resident's knowledge. This can include data collection and analysis, descriptive reviews of students, curriculum study and planning, etc.

Classroom Apprenticeship

Observe the resident advisor and assist the resident advisor in the classroom. As the program progresses, the resident will assume duties of the lead teacher based on a gradual release timeline (to include after school conferences)

Participate in an informal meeting with the resident advisor after each class that the resident teaches for the purpose of debriefing and for the resident advisor to provide effective feedback for improvement.

Conduct a formal observation of the resident advisor once a month and observe another teacher at least once a semester using the observation protocols. There will also be a pre-observation conference and a post-observation conference

Participate in a formal, documented weekly meeting with resident advisor to review the following as appropriate:

Resident advisor's formal classroom observation of the resident around a specific focus

Resident's formal classroom observation of the resident advisor around a specific focus

Resident's progress measured against the general evaluation rubric

Status on the gradual release timeline

Course and schoolwork connections

Meet at least twice a week to plan and develop curriculum and assessments with resident advisor


Participate in monthly site-based meeting with other residents, resident advisors, and AUTR and university staff and attend program gatherings as determined by resident advisor and program staff (e.g. program and team meetings, professional development and planning days)

Provide feedback when requested on the program as a whole, on AUTR staff members, instructors, and resident advisors

Administer and/or support the state and local standardized testing processes and policies

Conduct other duties as assigned by Program Manager




Undergraduate degree in math, engineering or related field, from an accredited college or university, received by June of the year of the application

Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75



Less than 1 year of related experience required


A passing score on the GACEĀ® Basic Skills Assessment (All three parts: reading, writing, and math) or exempt by one of the following:

ACT - 21 English & 22 Mathematics or 43 Combined

GRE - 490 Verbal & 540 Quantitative or 1030 Combined

SAT - 480 Verbal & 520 Mathematics or 1000 Combined

Passed the Praxis I test prior to September 1, 2006.

Hold a Master's degree or higher

Passing scores on the following GACE content assessment exams:

GACE Mathematics: Test 022 and 023


US citizen or Permanent Resident Status required


In addition to your resume', a digital/scanned copy of the items listed below must be uploaded with your electronic application:

Transcript(s) from all degree granting colleges/universities (


: Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities will be required of you if you are selected for the residency program)

Application Short Answer Essay Responses (please include all essay responses on one document)

Two (2) letters of recommendation

If applicable, a copy of passing GACE or PRAXIS assessment scores (

Official GACE and/or PRAXIS assessment scores or valid proof of exemption will be required of you if you are selected to participate in the residency program)

All of the documents listed above are required to be considered for the Atlanta Urban Teacher Residency with Atlanta Public Schools. If


of the items listed below are missing from your electronic application, you will not be considered for the residency program.

No exceptions



: Our electronic application system has a file size limit of 1MB per file, and a limit of five (5) files per application. The total size of the submitted files cannot exceed 2.5 MB. Unfortunately, Atlanta Public Schools will not be able to provide technical assistance to applicants regarding the scanning or digital upload of their files



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