LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s largest school system has teamed up with the University of Louisville to start a teacher residency program.
The program is aimed at combating teacher shortages.
The Courier Journal reports it would allow people who received a degree in a field other than education to get a master’s degree from U of L while shadowing an experienced teacher at Jefferson County Public Schools.
In exchange, participants would commit to teaching in one of the district’s lowest-performing schools for five years.
An initial 30-person cohort is expected to begin courses in June. Requirements to apply include a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 GPA.