Birth-Kindergarten Education Residency Program

Summer, Fall, and Spring Classes Online


Be More Effective

Learn essential skills to reach your students and more effectively maximize their learning.


Be Less Stressed

Receive individualized coaching to manage/organize yourself, your time, and your classroom.


Be Part of a Community

Belong to a cohort of likeminded professionals who support one another throughout the program experience.


Be Yourself

Discover ways to use your prior experience/education as a unique skillset to be a teacher leader.

Cost: $318 Per Credit Hour

Courses and Sample Schedule


EDU 451: Classroom Management
EDU 321: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDU 333: Instructional Technology

Fall I

EDU 204: Supporting Families
EDU 410: Methods and Materials for Infants/Toddlers

Spring I

EDU 411: Methods and Materials for Preschoolers
EDU 362: Emergent Literacy
EDU 413: Coaching

Fall 2

EDU 322: Coaching
EDU 464: Differentiated Instruction in the 21st Century

Spring 2 or Fall 3

EDU 453*: Submitting the edTPA

* Course specifically designed to prepare candidates for licensure exams/requirements.

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Residency Program FAQs

What is expected of a residency teacher?

Residency candidates are offered a one-year residency license that can be renewed twice (three total years). Within that three-year span, residency teachers must complete an educator preparation program (EPP) like Barton’s, pass all required licensure exams, and pass the edTPA portfolio.

Do I enroll in an EPP before being hired?

Yes. All residency candidates need to be actively enrolled in EPP courses before being hired as a residency licensure teacher. However, school systems can choose to offer you a permit to practice or emergency license as a one-year alternative if needed in order to provide time for you to become enrolled in a residency program while you begin your teaching career.

What do I need to be able to participate in an online program?

Each residency program requires prerequisite content courses. If an applicant has not met the content requirements, the School of Education will work with the person to make a plan to meet the requirements and be eligible to enroll in the program when the prerequisites have been met. Also, a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. If a potential student does not meet the requirement, the School of Education may provide a plan to allow the student to have an opportunity to reset the GPA in order to be eligible to enter the residency licensure program upon successful completion of the prescribed requirements.

A personal computer with a good internet connection, a headset (or just earbuds if your computer has a built-in mic), a webcam (often built into the computer), and updated free Adobe Flash Player software.

Do I have to be a classroom teacher to begin Barton’s program?

No. It certainly helps as some courses are available only to residency teachers and are designed to allow you to integrate strategies in your classroom. It is required for the coaching support offered in EDU 322 and EDU 413. While it is not a requirement for admission to the program, it is required for program completion and eligibility for licensure. Those seeking employment after program completion may choose to complete a semester of student teaching in lieu of the coaching courses.

Do I have to start in the summer?

Although we recommend staring in the summer and following a cohort throughout your time with us, it’s not mandatory. Starting the program in the fall is an option. Each course is offered only in the semester indicated in the sample schedule above. We will help you plan accordingly.

Are there residency pathways for other areas of licensure?

Yes. We also offer residency licensure in Elementary Education, Special Education: General Curriculum, and Special Education: Adapted Curriculum.

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