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The Center for Urban Education at Canisius College is proud to announce the establishment of the Western New York Teacher Residency program. Slated to launch in fall 2018, the program is supported by a two-year grant from the Cullen Foundation. Through this new residency program, aspiring educators in the college’s graduate education programs complete master’s level coursework while building their skills under the guidance of experienced teachers and leaders in high-need schools and districts.

“Similar to medical school residencies, where physicians are trained in hospitals alongside practicing clinicians, residents in this new program will co-teach for a full year alongside veteran educators who will coach and gradually ease them into more responsibilities throughout the school year,” says Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education & Human Services. He explains that urban teachers need extended experiences in the field to meet the needs of school-dependent students. “The Cullen Foundation grant enables Canisius to develop an effective and sustainable teacher residency program and we are extremely grateful for its support.”

The Western New York Teacher Residency program requires interested graduate students apply for a residency position. Approximately 10 individuals will be selected for the first year and an additional 10 will be selected for the second year.

Click here to learn much more about the program.

Submitted by: College Communications