Become a Teaching Resident
Great teachers are made, not born. Get your teaching certificate while getting real-world, hands-on experience and mentorship through Freire’s Teaching Residency Program in partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education.See all openings
In their first year, Teaching Residents complete a one-year apprenticeship at a Freire Schools campus while enrolled in a teacher preparation program with Relay Graduate School of Education. In their second year, Teaching Residents complete Relay’s program and become full-time certified teachers.
Learn what it means to be a great teacher from your Resident Advisor, a school-based mentor who models great instruction and provides coaching and support. You’ll participate actively in the Freire community through activities like co-teaching, teaching intervention blocks and tutoring students. Meanwhile, you’ll observe your Resident Advisor and gradually assume responsibilities within their classroom.
- Deliberate practice: Three-hour weekly practice-based sessions that are steeped in essential teaching skills and aligned to what you’re learning in your coursework.
- Gradual On-Ramp to Teaching: Carefully designed and structured on-ramp into teaching, with increases in teaching responsibilities over time.
- Gateway Assessment: Assessment to ensure that the most valuable skills have been mastered and Residents are prepared for the classroom.
Build the Future at Freire
Change students’ lives while developing your craft as a teacher. Freire Schools has a 20-year legacy of success in closing the opportunity gap— join the Freire Family and become part of our future.Apply Today