Teacher Residency Program
Read about the current residents
The Martin Institute provides a year of quality professional development and mentoring for a group of talented individuals beginning their careers in education.
These residents are talented and highly motivated individuals, and their path to teaching may be a non-traditional one. Each resident receives a stipend of $10,000 (and has additional opportunities to earn extra compensation through various responsibilities at PDS). The number of residents each year will depend on funding received from individuals, corporations and foundations.
- 30 hours of seminars and workshop training through the Institute.
- 200 hours of teacher observation at PDS. They will make “rounds” much the way a medical resident does at a hospital.
- 200 hours of teacher observation at a public school located in the greater Memphis area.
- 100 hours of teaching at PDS.
- 100 hours of teaching at a public school located in the greater Memphis area.
- 20 hours of providing PDS students with individualized instruction.
- A PDS Mentor Teacher to be a guide, coach, mentor and resource.
- Educational books, articles and videos to read and watch.
- Attend PDS faculty meetings and serve on teacher committees and task forces.
- Receive feedback from PDS administrators and teachers on teaching performance and assignments, including a thesis or independent project.
- Assistance from PDS in securing a teaching job upon completion of the program.
- Help to plan and execute the Institute seminars and conferences.
The Martin Institute recruits residents nationally and utilizes a competitive selection process.