Residency Program Model

‌‌Residents are engaged in internships and coursework on a full-time schedule for the entirety of their 12–15 month residency. Montclair State faculty and Newark Public Schools educators collaborate to teach each course; ‌most, i‌f not all, of the classes and coursework are rendered in Newark.

The classes are designed to expose the teacher-learner to multiple opportunities to interact with Newark’s community members, students and their families.  At the same time, the NMUTR addresses the emergent needs of each resident as s/he encounters new experiences. Graduates of the NMUTR are required to make a three year commitment to teach in the Newark Public Schools. 

There are two separate strands of the Residency Program: Early Childhood (P-3)/Special Education or Secondary Education (K-12) for Mathematics or Science subject area.

Early Childhood (P-3)/Special Education Strand:

  • This strand is a 15 month residency that begins annually in April
  • The NMUTR may accept up to 15 residents per cohort
  • Emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education
  • Completers receive dual teacher certification in P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Secondary Education (K-12) for Mathematics or Science Subject Area Strand:

  • This strand is a 12 month residency that begins annually in June
  • The NMUTR may accept up to 10 residents per cohort
  • Completers receive secondary level (K-12) teacher certification in mathematics or science (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, or physical science)

For information on how to apply to the upcoming Early Childhood or Secondary Strand Cohort, please click here!

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