EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – In an effort to attract some of the top teaching prospects in the tri-state area, Long Island University Hudson at Westchester is teaming with the Bronxville School District to expand their teacher residency program.
Entering its second year, the LIU Hudson-Bronxville Teacher Residency Program seeks to attract the top graduate students who will be mentored and supported by advisors that have vast experience in the field of education.
LIU Dean Sylvia Blake said that the program includes educational seminars, networking opportunities and “an insider’s perspective on school culture and philosophy.” The program is also paid and serves as a “resume builder.”
“The LIU Hudson-Bronxville Teacher Residency Program is designed to attract the highest quality graduate students into our teacher education programs,” she noted. “The partnership is truly clinically rich, offers financial and job incentives to selected students, and by linking to a prominent district, enhances LIU Hudson’s visibility, reputation for excellence and service to the region.”
Accepted LIU Hudson master’s degree candidates will undergo one or two year appointments that will include hands-on experiences in the classroom as they finish their education. Interested candidates can apply for the program here .
“The collaborative model provides a limited number of paid, clinically rich and intensive experiences for aspiring teachers while they complete graduate teacher preparation studies at LIU Hudson,” Cindy Pagnotta, the director of marketing and enrollment at the college said.
“Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the residencies facilitate the transition of highly talented students from novices to full fledged professionals. The residents are motivated and capable individuals who embody the qualities that parents and professionals most value.”
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