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Paid Residency Program

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What is a Paid Residency?

The Paid Residency Program is a collaborative initiative between the Georgia Southern University College of Education (COE) and two school systems: Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) and Bulloch County Schools (BCS). This initiative provides an opportunity for selected COE teacher candidates in BSEd undergraduate and MAT graduate programs in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, and Secondary Education to be hired as a Teacher Resident – a full time teacher of record – during the final year of their program.

Two paid residents are paired with a mentor teacher whose sole responsibility is to support residents.  

View the video illustration to learn more about the paid residency program

Timeline and Deadline Information

Applications OpenMarch 1, 2024
Application Materials Due (Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Philosophy)
*Be sure to check with your Advisor AND Program Director to make sure you have completed enough coursework to participate
March 26, 2024
Program ReviewCompleted by April 5, 2024
Interviews for Eligible CandidatesApril 08-19, 2024
Candidates notifiedApril 29, 2024
Contracts signed with school systemMay, 2024
New Teacher OrientationJuly, 2024

Ready to apply?

Include the items below with your application:

  • Cover letter introducing yourself and describing your interest in and qualifications for the Paid Residency program
  • Current resume
  • A summary of 350-500 words describing your Teaching Philosophy

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Last updated: 8/14/2023