Connecticut Teacher Residency Program

Teacher Residency Program


Resident Openings for the 2022-2023 School Year


The Connecticut Teacher Residency Program is an alternate route to elementary certification focused on increasing teachers of color across the state of Connecticut. Resident candidates will be enrolled in rigorous coursework for 18 months and serve in a paid residency position in a mentor teacher’s classroom for the school year. Residents will work in a partnering district and attend classes virtually and on-site in one of our cohort locations in the Hartford, Hamden, Old Lyme, or Trumbull areas. Visit for more information and current locations.


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  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the field of education
  • Experience working with marginalized populations
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater

*Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.0 may apply, but must complete a waiver request.


Year 1 

  • Residents earn a salary plus benefits (Equivalent to $28,000 from August 2022 – June 2023)
  • Two $2,000 summer stipends
  • Elementary education certification            

Year 2

  • Eligible for a full-time teaching position in a partner district upon successfully completing the program and certification requirements.

  Program Components  

  • Coursework –  Six weeks of summer classes and evening classes on Tuesday and Thursdays for 18 months: June 2022 - December 2023
  • Residency – One year in a Mentor Teacher’s classroom for hands-on experience and student teaching: August 2022 – June 2023
  • Certification – edTPA, Foundation of Reading Test, Praxis II: December 2022 – July 2023 Full-time teaching position and support beginning August 2023

For more information, please contact Christine Pearson, CT Teacher Residency Program, Special Projects Assistant at or 860-490-8707.