The Teaching Residency Program for Critical Shortage Areas (TRP-CSA) represents a partnership among the Texas State University's College of Education, College of Science and Engineering, the Austin Independent School District and the Del Valle Independent School District.
The TRP-CSA incorporates well-researched and innovative approaches to teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, and support in critical shortage areas within local public school districts. This comprehensive and intensified program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a hybrid of traditional and alternative graduate level teacher education. It is a 14-month program that includes full participation in a nine-month teaching residency alongside a mentor teacher, 39* hours of master’s level coursework, and mentoring, coaching and induction support through the graduates’ first two years as fully certified teachers of record.
Participants receive a stipend of $35,000, paid out over the course of 12 months in exchange for a three-year commitment (not including the residency year) to teach in an approved critical shortage area within the program’s partner local school district(s). In addition, participants receive a personal laptop to facilitate coursework and residency expectations. Participants are responsible for tuition, books, supplies and fees. The Texas State University Financial Aid and Scholarships website, http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/ has information about the cost of graduate school attendance, financial aid resources and application deadlines.
Teacher certification is earned via the Texas Education Agency State Board of Educator Certification. Texas State University's College of Educations grants a master’s degree in special education with a minor in methods and materials, or in secondary education with a cognate in special education.
*An additional six hours are required for certification. All TRP-CSA program participants will take a total of 42 credit hours.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2013: