UD Teacher Residency Program
The University of Delaware Teacher Residency Program (UDTR) allows teacher education students to pursue a yearlong, paid residency in a Delaware school in place of a traditional student teaching experience. Building on the medical residency model, this program gives students the opportunity to teach alongside an effective teacher-mentor in a high-need classroom as they engage in a carefully aligned sequence of academic coursework. University of Delaware’s (UD) teacher residents receive stipends and commit to teaching in their resident districts for three years after their UD graduation.
In fall 2020, UD launched it’s UDTR program in collaboration with four school districts in Delaware. The first cohort of residents comprised 18 ECE and ETE students. Since then, we have expanded to include more school districts and have added Secondary English Education and Secondary STEM Education: M.S., 4+1 students. The school districts with which we are currently partnered with for the 2023-2024 school year include Appoquinimink, Christina and Red Clay Consolidated. In 2024-2025, we will also offer placements in Indian River, Brandywine, Caesar Rodney and New Castle County Vocational Technical School Districts.