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  • UNF JTR Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Residency

    JTR’s Graduate program is designed for people who currently hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher; who do not have teacher certification; and who want to teach in a Duval County high-needs school. 

    The Residency Experience is comprised of three parts:

    1. Master of Arts in Teaching (course work)

    Residents enroll in a rigorous, 14 month, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program at the University of North Florida. Course work is designed for students that have limited or no teaching experience.

    1. Apprenticeship (field experience)

    Residents gain real-world teaching experience through a yearlong apprenticeship in a DCPS classroom under the supervision of a Clinical Residency Mentor (CRM).

    1. Professional Development

    Residents participate in professional learning seminars that support residents and reinforce urban pedagogy and classroom management strategies, connecting course work and the apprenticeship experience. Directors, CRMs and UNF faculty collaborate to ensure that course work and the school apprenticeship complement one another. Residents complete tasks with deliverables that help to strengthen their skills as a teacher and contribute to their completion of their teacher portfolio.

    Now accepting applications for Cohort 11 2024 - 2025!

    The UNF Jacksonville Teacher Residency AmeriCorps Program provides Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) teacher candidates an opportunity to serve in a high-needs classroom while completing their teaching certification in elementary, secondary or exceptional student education.

    MAT Residents apprentice for a full year (August - June) with a master teacher while enrolled in one of UNF’s MAT Licensure programs.

    Program Benefits:

    • Learn and serve in a cohort model with other UNF teacher candidates
    • Network with other JTR teachers during your novice years
    • Receive a minimum of $15,200 living-stipend during residency
    • Receive an Segal Education Award of $5,176 to repay federal student loans or for future tuition costs at the end of your service year
    • Receive paid health, dental and vision insurance during internship semester(s)
    • Receive free CPR-First Aid Training
    • Receive FTCExam reimbursement up to $150 and more!
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Wanda Lastrapes: w.lastrapes@unf.edu