SUSPENDED: Request for Proposals (RFP): Teacher Residency Grants for Preparation of Education Specialist Candidates

The current Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Teacher Residency Grants for Preparation of Education Specialist Candidates due on June 1 will be suspended. The May Revise released by the Governor on May 14 proposes to sweep the remaining unallocated funds from the 2018-19 Teacher Residency Grant. As of now, all current Teacher Residency grantees will continue to receive second and future year funds. If funding becomes available in the future for this program the Commission will revisit the RFP process. 

Information for Institutes of Higher Education with Teacher Residency Programs

This advisory includes information regarding a U.S. Department of Education program where Federal Work Study (FWS) Program requirements may be waved for institutions of higher education (IHEs). The U.S. Department of Education program is named, “Experimental Site Initiative.”

Teacher Residency Grants: Announcement of Awards

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 33 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for the Teacher Residency Grants. This funding will support LEAs to develop or expand a teacher residency pathway with an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) that has a Commission-approved teacher preparation program to prepare special education, STEM, and/or bilingual residents. Funding letters will be sent to grant recipients by early March 2019. 


Additional Guidance for Teacher Residency Grantees

Additional Guidance for Teacher Residency Grantees and for Applicants for the Upcoming Teacher Residency Grants is now available.


Teacher Residency Expansion Grants: Announcement of Grant Awards

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 5 LEAs for the Teacher Residency Expansion Grants. This funding will support LEAs to expand current LEA-IHE Teacher Residency partnerships to prepare special education, STEM, and/or bilingual residents.


Capacity Grants-Round 1: Announcement of Grant Awards

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 13 LEAs for the first round of the Teacher Residency Capacity Grants. This round of funding will support these LEAs to develop high quality teacher residency programs with their IHE partners. Funding letters will be sent to grant recipients by the end of October 2018.


Capacity Grants - Round 2: Announcement of Grant Awards

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 9 LEAs for the second round of the Teacher Residency Capacity Grants.  

This round of funding will support these LEAs to develop high quality teacher residency programs with their IHE partners. Funding letters will be sent to grant recipients by mid-December 2018. 



Additional Resources

Resources have been contributed by organizations with experience operating teacher residency programs and/or analyzing their effectiveness and utility.  These resources are for information only and have been provided to help guide new or existing teacher residency programs applying for the Teacher Residency Grant Program.  Prospective applicants should determine what resources are most appropriate for their local context. 


Updated May 18, 2020