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Learn essential skills to reach your students and more effectively maximize their learning.
Receive individualized coaching to manage/organize yourself, your time, and your classroom.
Belong to a cohort of likeminded professionals who support one another throughout the program experience.
Discover ways to use your prior experience/education as a unique skillset to be a teacher leader.
EDU 451: Classroom Management
EDU 204: Supporting Families
EDU 410: Methods and Materials for Infants/Toddlers
EDU 411: Methods and Materials for Preschoolers
EDU 412: Methods and Materials for Special Education
EDU 413: Coaching
EDU 322: Coaching
EDU 464: Differentiated Instruction in the 21st Century
EDU 453*: Submitting the edTPA
* Course specifically designed to prepare candidates for licensure exams/requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. We also offer residency licensure in Elementary Education, Special Education: General Curriculum, and Special Education: Adapted Curriculum.