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SRATE Journal, v23 n1 p13-17 Fall-Win 2013

Residency models for education in the medical profession have existed for many years. Nationwide, policies are being implemented to bring this model to the field of teacher preparation. How this plays out within education programs is less researched, and there is a need to document the transition from traditional teacher education, that is, education that is based heavily in the college classroom, to a residency model, where preservice teachers spend a significant amount of time in an elementary school classroom. This paper describes how a year-long residency model is implemented and presents the changes in curriculum, scheduling and challenges encountered.

Descriptors: Career Readiness, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Residential Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Curriculum Development, Scheduling, Performance Factors, Elementary School Curriculum

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Author: Nivens, Ryan Andrew



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