INCH Residency Certificate Program

What is A Teacher Residency?

A Residency Program is a 15-month paid full-time clinical experience (teacher residency) designed to prepare teachers for a career in the education.

Currently, Nazareth is offering a residency program in our Inclusive Childhood Program in conjunction with the Rochester City School District.

Residency teacher candidates are both full-time graduate students and employees of the school district that is hosting them.

Teacher candidates will follow their mentor teacher's contractual hour and co-teaching four days per week serving one day per week as a building substitute.

Teacher candidates are required to complete all Nazareth coursework starting the first summer they enroll, continue throughout the school year, and conclude the following summer.

Per New York State certification guidelines, teacher candidates must complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical experience hours in their assigned classroom with

  • at least 750 hours in a grades 1 - 6 general education classroom and
  • at least 250 hours in a grades 1 - 6 special education classroom.

For more information or to apply visit ROC Urban Teaching Fellows Program.

Requirements To Be A Resident

Resident must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with fulfilled subject-matter prerequisites aligned with their desired certification area
  • Be accepted into the master’s degree program aligned with their desired certification area
  • Have a strong commitment to support children and families who are served by the host district

Our university-district partnership seeks

  • Teachers who see students’ diverse lives and experiences as central to their learning 
  • Teachers who relentlessly pursue educational and social justice for racially and ethnically minoritized and socioeconomically disadvantaged learners
  • Teachers who use creative thinking and collaboration to build humane learning communities and help all students access their subject matter in powerful ways