SEATTLE TEACHER RESIDENCY IS LOOKING FOR:

 

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To apply for the Seattle Teacher Residency program, you must:
 
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Meet UW admission requirements including endorsement standards and state required competencies
  • Successfully complete WEST-B before the application deadline
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States

Note: Out-of-state applicants can substitute passing scores on equivalent tests in lieu of the WEST-B.  The list of acceptable tests is listed here.

 

Seattle Teacher Residency’s mission is to accelerate student achievement through the preparation, support and retention of a diverse group of exceptional teachers in Seattle Public Schools.

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BRING THESE ATTRIBUTES TO THE PROGRAM:
 
  1. A commitment to teach in Seattle Public Schools for a minimum of 5 years in schools serving low income communities/diverse student populations that are struggling to succeed in school (post-residency year)
  2. A passion for serving urban students from diverse backgrounds and a strong commitment to social justice and equity
  3. A deep belief that all students can learn and a sense of responsibility for student learning
  4. Openness & willingness to engage in the toughest questions re: equity, race, gender, socio-economics, as well as privilege & entitlement
  5. Strong leadership ability
  6. A commitment to ongoing learning, collaboration and communication
  7. Superior organizational skills in time management, planning, scheduling, coordinating resources, meeting deadlines
  8. Resilience and perseverance, especially when faced with challenges
  9. Have volunteered in, have prior work experience in, and/or make commitments to: a) organizations that serve the academic, emotional, physical, social need of urban students; b) in urban schools, as evidenced by:
    • Sustained engagement with children, families, and communities in urban settings
    • Successful work with diverse student populations (linguistic, cultural, social, economic)
      • In both public school as well as youth and family support programs, pre-school, social agencies
      • Family, community and/or work experiences reflective of intentional commitments to access and equity