Teacher Residency Cohort

Are you interested in positively impacting underserved communities in Buffalo? Have you considered a career in education? We continue to seek applicants for our Teacher Residency Program who are interested in working toward equity in the educational experiences afforded to students in Western New York.

Teacher Residency Program

  • Earn initial teacher certification in childhood education or an adolescence education (grades 7-12) content area in one year.
  • Receive a $20,000 stipend for living expenses.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools, Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools, Sweet Home Central Schools or Amherst Central Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.
  • Commit to teaching in a partner school district for 3 years post-graduation.

Note: Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.