Teacher Residency Program Offers Candidates $20,000 Grant and Future Job Placement
ELK GROVE, Calif. – January 24, 2022 – Elk Grove Unified in collaboration with University of the Pacific launches its final year of its teacher residency program called Retaining Educators through Assistance, Collaboration and Hiring (REACH). REACH is a rigorous thirteen (13) month program that provides second career professionals and recent graduates a non-traditional pathway into teaching. Residents in the REACH program will practice and hone their skills and knowledge alongside an effective teacher-mentor in a high-need classroom. The REACH program includes practical, relevant, masters-level coursework for Mild/Moderate Education Specialist and Moderate/Severe Education Specialist candidates.
Candidates in the residency program would be placed primarily in EGUSD properties and will receive a grant that covers up to $20,000 towards tuition for those selected as well as a stipend for books and materials. Selected candidates will be hired as paraeducators while participating in the program and upon completion will be offered teaching positions in EGUSD. REACH candidates must already have a Bachelor’s Degree and may not already hold a fully authorized teaching credential (30 day permit holders are eligible to apply).
To learn more about the REACH program, join EGUSD for a virtual information session from 4 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 (Zoom | Meeting ID: 838 5991 2825) or Monday, February 7. Please register in advance on Eventbrite for the January 25 session.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 60 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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