The deadline to submit proposals for the Indiana Teacher Residency Grant Pilot Program to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is Monday, February 7, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET. The grant was created in 2019 by the Indiana General Assembly and provides $15,000 per teacher resident position to support their year-long residency.
Eligible applicants include school corporations or charter schools which have an existing teacher residency program, or beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, will start a program in partnership with an approved postsecondary educational institution. Residency models can be implemented at the undergraduate, graduate or non-traditional educator preparation program levels.
Teacher residency programs are year-long, paid teaching experiences for student educators who plan on teaching kindergarten through 12th grade. Students teach alongside an experienced mentor teacher, preparing them for the classroom after graduation. The program is modeled after medical residency and apprenticeship programs.