Yearlong Teacher Residencies

  • For the 2021–2022 school year, the Fort Worth Independent School District selected two programs with yearlong teacher residencies, Tarleton State University and Texas Tech University. Students selected for this program were awarded a $20,000 stipend for their role as yearlong teacher residents. Unlike the traditional student-teacher model that encompasses one semester, the yearlong residency approach allows a teacher candidate to work with their cooperating teacher as co-teachers. This provides the teacher candidate with more instructional experience in a classroom, better preparing them to serve students as independent, fully certified teachers.

    The goal of this program is for the teacher candidate to get fully vested in the culture of the campus and the District. After successful completion of the yearlong residency, the aim of the program is to transition students to full-time FWISD teachers.

    FWISD is planning to expand the scope of the yearlong teacher residency program in the future.

Tarleton State University
Texas Tech University