• Who is eligible for Teacher Residency?

  • WS/FCS Teaching Residents come from all areas of the county and beyond—from Teaching Assistants and substitute teachers who already work in our classrooms to recent college graduates looking to build a career in Winston-Salem, to experienced professionals from other fields who want to help shape the next generation of leaders and innovators. We train residents to work in the grades and subject areas where they’re needed most, and we provide them with the skills and knowledge to help them succeed. 

    The Teacher Residency Program is united by three core values:

    BELIEF in our students: Residents believe all students can learn and achieve at high levels, regardless of the challenges they might face outside the classroom.

    DETERMINATION to reach goals: Faced with challenges, residents model the grit and persistence their students will need to overcome obstacles and stay on the path to success in college or a career.

    PROVEN ABILITY to inspire change: Residents can rally students and families around ambitious learning goals.


    You must meet these requirements in order to apply for the Residency:

    • Have a bachelor's degree
    • Have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale from your undergraduate coursework
    • Have at least 24 hours of relevant coursework (earning a C or better) OR pass the state mandated Praxis/Pearson tests
    • Be eligible to work in the US
    • This is a licensure program for prospective teachers who do NOT currently hold a continuing educator license from North Carolina or certificate in any state.
    • To learn more about eligibility requirements; view our Frequently Asked Questions.


    FAQ about Alternative Licensure

  • Teacher Residency Applications for Cohort 2 are closed. Applications for Cohort 3 to begin Summer, 2025 will open October, 2024.

    Are you interested in learning more about Teacher Residency as an Educator Preparation Program to earn NC licensure?

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