Increasing Rural Teacher Preparedness Through a Teacher Residency
Developed and implemented in partnership between a university and three rural districts, the Kern Rural Teacher Residency (KRTR) program in Kern County, California is an innovative approach to teacher education. In a multi-year study that utilized surveys, focus groups, document review, and extant data analysis, findings indicated that through participation in the residency, completers felt prepared to teach in rural schools. Residency completers have a three-year retention rate of 93% and a five-year retention rate of 86%. Download the article to learn more about the residency design and its impact.
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