S10 Episode 16: Introducing the Arizona Teacher Residency with Dr. Victoria Theisen-Homer
If you haven’t heard already, the Arizona K12 Center is the home of the brand new Arizona Teacher Residency! This is a first-of-its-kind graduate program in Arizona, modeled after medical residencies, to help recruit, prepare, support, and retain K-12 teachers. The two-year program aims to prepare aspiring teachers with a rigorous graduate education, a yearlong classroom apprenticeship, and ongoing professional learning through the Arizona K12 Center.
In today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Marlys and Donnie talk with Dr. Victoria Theisen-Homer, the Arizona K12 Center’s Arizona Teacher Residency Director, about the program. Dr. Theisen-Homer shares about the opportunities the program holds for Arizona education, the reception since the program was announced, and how people can apply to be residents. She also talks about the breadth of support Arizona Teacher Residency participants will receive that will support them during the program and as they continue their teaching practice beyond the residency.