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What is PREPARE+?

The PREPARE+ Teacher Residency Program is a partnership between High Point University, North Carolina A&T State University and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. This partnership was formed out of the necessity to recruit and retain highly effective, diverse teachers who have the desire to teach in high-need areas and schools. Teacher residents will have the opportunity to complete a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) in Elementary Education with a literacy concentration from High Point University or a MAT in Math Education (9-12) or Special Education (K-12) from North Carolina A&T State University.

The residency program is designed to facilitate peer mentoring, networking and professional collaboration. Residents will complete a program which consist of rigorous, graduate-level coursework and a full-time clinical residency which culminates in full licensure and a master’s degree.

Learn More about the PREPARE+ Programs

M.A.T. in Teaching Elementary Education
Grades (k-6)
M.A.T. in Math Education
M.A.T. in Special Education

PREPARE+ Leadership

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Dr. Tracey Simpson-Gardner

Assistant Professor of Educator Preparation, Director of PREPARE+

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Dr. Cailisha Petty

A&T Program Coordinator Master Arts-Teaching