Special Education Residency Program

Summer, Fall, and Spring Classes Online

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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

Choose the pathway that suits you best: General Curriculum (GC) or Adapted Curriculum (AC), or complete both at the same time.

 

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Courses and Sample Schedules

ADAPTED CURRICULUM

SUMMER

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

FALL I

EDU 320: Language Arts and Social Studies for Lateral-Entry Teachers
EDU 322: Coaching for Solutions for Residency Teachers

SPRING

EDU 316: Management Techniques for the Exceptional Learner
EDU 361: Elementary Reading *
EDU 413: Coach for Planning and Teaching - Residency
EDU 439: Math and Science Methods for Residency Teachers

FALL II

EDU 339: Adaptive Curriculum - Special Education Methods and Assessment
EDU 453: Submitting the edTPA *

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

GENERAL CURRICULUM

SUMMER

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

FALL I

EDU 320: Language Arts and Social Studies for Lateral-Entry Teachers
EDU 322: Coaching for Solutions for Residency Teachers
MTH 210: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics *

SPRING

EDU 316: Management Techniques for the Exceptional Learner
EDU 361: Elementary Reading *
EDU 413: Coach for Planning and Teaching - Residency
EDU 439: Math and Science Methods for Residency Teachers

FALL II

EDU 338: General Curriculum - Special Education Methods and Assessment
EDU 453: Submitting the edTPA *

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

 

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 is the difference between General Curriculum and Adapted Curriculum?

General Curriculum entails offering pull-out services and inclusion instruction to groups of students, focused on the curriculum used in traditional classrooms. Adapted Curriculum is for students with more severe/profound disabilities who require their own modified curriculum and are generally in self-contained classrooms.

 

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.

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

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.

 

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
101 Harper Hall, Barton College
P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, N.C. 27893

enroll@barton.edu
800-345-4973
252-399-6317