The Educate ME Foundation's Black Teacher Residency (BTR) is a teacher pathway program for aspiring educators providing cohort support, 1:1 guidance, and financial assistance. In partnership with Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College located in Indianapolis, IN, candidates will earn a Master of Art in Teaching degree while employed full-time within a K-12 partner school. The BTR culminates after two years when candidates earn a graduate degree and full teaching licensure.
The Black Teacher Residency program has four key components that drive its effectiveness:
Attract and prepare African American candidates with a dedication to education.
Collaboration with university and school district leaders.
A gradual release model rooted in supportive growth.
Reducing financial barriers to enrollment and completion
All Black Teacher Residents (BTR) will receive a full scholarship for tuition as a participant in the program. BTR residents will receive a Masters of Arts inTeaching from the Klipsch Educators College of Marian University.
FULL 1ST YEAR SALARY
Black Teacher Residents will earn a full-time salary during their residency year.
1:1 TEACHER MENTOR
Each resident will be matched with a enthusiastic and highly effective master teacher for year one of the residency program.
During the residency year, residents will take classes and teach and learn in schools with a cohort of supportive residents by their side.
Residents that are aspiring first-time homeowners, will be eligible for homeownership assistance through Educate ME's Black Teacher Fund.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
All residents will be eligible for free therapy sessions with our local community partners under our Black Teacher Fund initiative.
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