The PREPARE Teacher Residency Program is a TQP federal grant which is funded by the US Department of Education. PREPARE is a partnership between High Point University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Guilford County Schools and the College Preparatory and Leadership Academy Charter School. This partnership was formed out of the necessity to recruit and retain highly effective, diverse teachers who have the desire to teach STEM education in high-need areas and schools.
The grant provides funding for recruiting, educating and retaining 100 teacher residents over the next five years. New cohorts of 25 participants are recruited each spring, begin their coursework at either university in the summer with the year-long residency starting in August. Teacher residents will have the opportunity to complete a MAT (Masters of Art in Teaching) in Elementary Education K-6 with a STEM concentration from High Point University, the MAT in Math Education (9-12) or the MAT in Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) from N.C. A&T State University.
The residency program is designed to facilitate peer mentoring, networking and professional collaboration. Residents will complete a 12-18 month program, which consists of rigorous, graduate-level coursework and a full-time clinical residency, which culminates in full licensure and a master’s degree.
Our fourth and final PREPARE Cohort will begin classes July 2022.