ROC Urban Teaching Fellows Program A paid teacher residency program designed to prepare teachers for a career in the Rochester City School District. There are only ten openings for 2023-2024.Earn your Master's in Teaching with Initial Certification1 year paid teacher residency while studying2 years of employment following graduation$10,000 towards tuitionAll of this plus an additional guaranteed 50% off tuition scholarship for every Master's in Teaching student. Explore Financial aid Tuition Scholarships Assistantships Experience & income Student loans Employee benefits How to apply Step 1The first step to applying is to apply to one of our Master's in Teaching with Initial Certification programs. Apply for master's Step 2Once you’ve completed the application for your master's you can complete your application for the ROC Urban Teaching Fellows Program. Apply for fellows program Join a highly competitive cohort of teacher candidates! Program overview Residency year schedule The 15-month residency program includes a full academic year in a Rochester school, co-teaching four days per week with a mentor and serving one day per week as a building substitute. Residents enter as a cohort and begin courses the first summer of enrollment, continuing throughout the school year, and concluding the following summer. Post-graduation commitmentResidents will have the opportunity for employment in the Rochester City School District upon program completion. Residents make a two-year commitment to teach in the district with continuous mentorship as a beginning teacher. Financial supportAll residents receive at least $10,000 of tuition assistance, and a salary of $43,000 plus health and dental benefits from the Rochester City School District. Additional scholarships are available for master's of teaching students. Teacher certificationUpon completion of the residency year, graduates receive their New York State initial teaching certification as specialists in Secondary Education or Teaching Students with Disabilities for adolescence education (Grades 7-12). Innovative curriculum The culturally responsive curriculum prepares reflective teachers through master’s coursework and professional learning experiences focused on successful teacher development, co-teaching, and onsite mentorships. MentorsResidents learn by co-teaching alongside highly trained mentors for an entire school year. Mentors provide models of good practice, contextual guidance, opportunities to enact innovative pedagogies and reflect on learning. Frequently asked questions View FAQ's What do participants think? Jane PritchardSecondary ELA + teaching students with disabilities; placed with Margaret Donlon at East HSIn this fellowship, I’m not “playing school,” or a guest in my mentor’s classroom; I’m not simply copying my mentor’s approaches without understanding the process. I’m allowed space in a co-teaching partnership to test out ideas that I’ve developed at the Warner School. And while the learning curve is steep, I absolutely believe that, not only am I better teacher as a result, but also I’m building a deep understanding of what teaching consists of more holistically. Katelyn WebbSecondary science + teaching students with disabilities; placed with Tiarra Worthington at East HSIt’s powerful to be able to start and end the year with scholars; to be able to build relationships with them for that length of time. As a co-teacher, I feel as though I contribute to the classroom culture by helping to maintain a calm, productive learning environment, and by bringing new, engaging ideas and engineering practices into that environment. Master's in Teaching with Initial CertificationThe Master's in Teaching degree will prepare you to stand out as an innovative teacher.You'll find curricula informed by research and best practices and supportive and passionate faculty of researchers and accomplished practitioners. You'll learn to be a culturally-responsive teacher who builds community with students and families to foster engagement and well-being. You'll become an educator of all students.All Master's in Teaching students are eligible for a 50% off tuition scholarship. Learn more about Master's in Teaching Commitment to the Rochester City School DistrictThe ROC Urban Teaching Fellows Program was founded on the principles of educational equity and social justice so residents learn how to serve all Rochester students and families.Our program aims to prepare educators to alleviate the teacher shortage and create a more diverse workforce. Graduates make a minimum two-year commitment to teach in the Rochester City School District after their residency year, which will immediately support students’ learning opportunities. /directory/kevin-meuwissen Program Director Kevin MeuwissenAssociate Professor (Clinical) & Chair View Kevin's profile ContactFor more information about admissions requirements, academic programs, financial aid, or any other non-ROC Urban Teaching Fellowship questions please contact admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 275-3950 or use our inquiry form.For more information about the ROC Urban Teaching Fellowship please contact Kevin Meuwissen. This program is a partnership between Nazareth College School of Education, University of Rochester Warner School and the Rochester City School District.This program is partially funded by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.