School of Education

RiSE Information

The Residency in Secondary Education (RiSE) program, part of the PRISMS Project, a Teacher Quality Partnership(opens in new window) (TQP) Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is an innovative 12-18 month graduate program combining a Master of Arts in Education and teaching credential in one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics (grades 7-12)
  • Natural Sciences (grades 7-12)
  • English (grades 7-12)
  • Special Education

School of Education Grants and Scholarships

What is a Residency Program?

Being a Resident

RiSE Structure

A teacher residency differs from traditional student teaching in significant ways. RiSE Residents begin working with their mentor teachers prior to the opening of the school year and work full-time, four days per week at the school site for the entire academic year. Residents assume responsibility for co-planning and co-teaching with their mentors from day one, and participate with their mentors in a variety of classroom-, school- and district-related activities. They are, in effect, additional faculty members in the classrooms and at the schools where they are assigned.

Other Components of the Program

  • Coursework that is offered on some evenings and on some weekends with assignments linked to residency work
  • Action research conducted in the residency classroom or school leading to completion of a professional paper and poster presentation
  • Significant professional development activities throughout the year
  • Opportunities to network with educators across schools and districts
  • Strong support systems at the university and schools

Program Information

RiSE in the Media

Discussion with PRISMS Grant Project Director

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Application Dialogue with RiSE Recruiter

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