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University of Rochester Teacher Residency Programs

Maximize your impact with a master’s in teaching

Whether you are a recent college graduate or a professional embarking on a career change, this unique year-long teacher residency program, combining a clinical residency experience with a Master’s in Teaching with Initial Certification, positions you to have a significant impact on students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Discover how you can make a positive difference today!

Residency Program Options

Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. 

We welcome applications on a rolling basis. The next priority application deadline is November 1, 2024.

About the Program

The paid one-year University of Rochester Teacher Residency Programs at the Warner School of Education aim to collaboratively prepare and sustain skilled teachers to effectively serve the varied needs of students, families, and school communities. We partner with Rochester-area school districts to provide a teacher residency experience to nurture your growth and help you thrive in the classroom. Teacher Residency Programs are offered through:

ROC Urban Teaching Fellows Program, a partnership with the Rochester City School District. Learn about the ROC Urban Teaching Fellows Program.

Monroe Regional Teacher Residency Consortium, a partnership with Monroe-2-Orleans BOCES, Monroe One BOCES, and select districts. Learn about the Monroe Regional Teacher Residency Consortium.

Who Should Apply?

The ideal candidates include individuals aspiring to become transformational teachers — college seniors and recent graduates who have a passion for teaching, as well as professionals seeking a career change. 

Teacher Residency Cohort Features

What's the difference between teacher residency programs and traditional teacher preparation programs? Learn more.

Residents are compensated for their clinical work: Residents will receive 65% scholarships and stipends of $15,000 in tuition support, alongside a minimum of $20,000 in pay for living expenses over the duration of the program.

Year-long, co-teaching partnerships prepare residents to teach effectively: Residents work in regular collaboration with experienced mentors for a full school year, which research suggests strengthens their practices and connections to school communities.

Residencies build pathways into and longevity in the teaching profession: By reducing financial barriers to entry and facilitating employment after program completion, Warner’s residency partnerships with Rochester-area schools promote persistence in teaching over time.

Residencies offer powerful support networks for beginning teachers: The program is built around a collaborative, caring community of university faculty and staff, school-based teacher educators, and resident colleagues, all dedicated to promoting just and equitable education for all students.

Residents earn graduate degrees and New York State teaching licenses: Successful residents finish master’s degree and NYSED initial teaching certification programs in 15 months in content areas including Secondary Education (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, or World Languages); TESOL (K-12); Teaching Students with Disabilities (K-12); or Early Childhood/Elementary Education with dual certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities.



Program Director

Kevin Meuwissen
(585) 273-5940


(585) 273-3950