Denver Fellow Residency: 2023-2024

Salary: $31,992 per year, paid over 12 months ($21.50hr)
Benefits: Medical and dental options

Partnership Overview:

Relay Graduate School of Education, in partnership with Denver Math Fellows, is offering the Fellow Residency program to provide DPS employees with an affordable, supportive pathway into teaching

Program participants gradually assume more responsibilities over the course of the 2023-24 school year, developing research-based teaching strategies to build inclusive classrooms and accelerate student learning under the guidance of an exemplary mentor teacher. They also engage in online, synchronous coursework and deliberate practice and 2-3 afternoons/evenings a week. Successful participants are then hired into teacher-of-record positions for the 2024-25 school year. 

Participants will be able to choose from a one-year (4-term) Teaching Residency to earn a Colorado teaching license only, or in the two-year (6-term) Teaching Residency program to earn both a license and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and receive continued support in their second year as a teacher-of-record.

During their first year, Fellow Residents build strong relationships with a cohort of students and leverage those relationships to increase student engagement and achievement. They build individualized lesson plans using provided curriculum and plan activities that help to fill in academic gaps and support grade level instruction. Fellow Residents work with small groups of students. They receive program-wide professional development as well as targeted individual coaching and development. During the second year, Residents become teachers and lead their own classroom. Those in the MAT degree program continue to complete coursework and receive observations and feedback from Relay faculty.

Education Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

  • Cumulative undergraduate (or Masters, JD, PhD, if applicable) grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale 

  • Robust content knowledge, as demonstrated by one of the following:

    •  A major in, or closely related to, the intended teaching field

    • A passing score on the appropriate Praxis II Content test. If the candidate has not yet taken the Praxis II, they can provide an upcoming test date

    • 24 semester hours of college-level coursework, pursuant to CDE content area worksheet requirements

Tuition and Aid:

Tuition in 2023-24 is $850-per-credit. As such, the one-year (4-term) Teaching Residency program is $19,550, and the two-year (6-term) Teaching Residency program with MAT degree is $27,200. 

DPS educators will receive salary and benefits while participating in the Relay Teaching Residency. In addition, candidates may be eligible for more than $45,000 in financial awards to help offset tuition and living expenses.

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