Charlottesville City Teacher Residency


The Curry School and Charlottesville City Schools are excited to announce the launch of a new teacher residency program!

A passionate, culturally proficient, well prepared teacher is the most valuable resource we can provide at each step along a student's educational journey. Yet, urban schools often face a teacher-resource gap. Teacher turnover leads to opportunity gaps among students, limiting long-term success and furthering educational inequity. Join us as we work to eliminate these gaps and provide opportunities for all students.

The Charlottesville City Teacher Residency is a selective graduate teacher residency program that prepares future teachers to have a positive impact on the lives of Charlottesville students and families. This clinically rich program ties theory to practice through a year-long residency and integrated school-university mentoring model. Our mission? To develop a pathway for extraordinary teachers to enter the teaching profession without financial barriers so they can focus on eliminating the opportunity gaps between student populations. Our program aims to develop a network of aspiring teachers committed to serving the diverse community of learners in Charlottesville City Schools. We seek teacher candidates ready to advocate for their students, to set high expectations for all learners, to support students in meeting those expectations, and to build partnerships with students, families, and fellow educators.

The Program

Fellows will enroll in the 1-year Master of Teaching program in one of the endorsement areas listed below. This program runs from June 2020 - May 2021. During the program, fellows will receive financial support to cover tuition, fees, and student health insurance, as well as a monthly stipend to support living expenses. 

At the end of the year-long fellowship, teachers continue their commitment by teaching in Charlottesville City Schools for three years. During these first three years of teaching, fellows will continue to receive coaching and induction support from Charlottesville City's mentors and coaches in collaboration with the Curry School.

Step 1:

Apply to the Teacher Education program of your choice. You can review a list of programs here. Choose your program of interest to review admissions and program requirements. This fellowship is available to applicants in the following master's-level programs:

  • Elementary (PreK-6)
  • English (grades 6-12)
  • English as a Second Language (prek-12)
  • Foreign Language (prek-12)
  • Mathematics (grades 6-12)
  • Science - biology, chemistry, earth science or physics (grades 6-12)
  • Social Studies (grades 6-12)
  • Special Education - General Curriculum (K-12)

There is no fee to apply. To be considered for the Charlottesville City Residency Program, you must apply to the Teacher Education program by February 1, 2020.

Step 2: 

Indicate your interest in the Charlottesville Residency Program by completing this form.

Step 3:

In January, the Teacher Education office will follow up with all program education applicants regarding next steps to apply to the fellowship. Candidates will be invited to submit supplemental materials for the next stage of the screening process. Finalists will be invited to Charlottesville City for an on-site interview and opportunity to meet the K-12 school partners and UVA faculty. More information about these steps will be provided in January 2020. Continuation of the program is contingent on the receipt of state funding.