Resident Educators

Mentoring Years (Program Years 1 and 2)

Resident educators do the following:

  • Communicate with their mentor and principal;
  • Use formative assessment processes to collect and analyze evidence to advance practice and increase student learning;
  • Use the state-designed formative assessment tools with the support of an assigned certified instructional mentor;
  • Participate in and document instructional collaborative meetings with mentor through the Collaborative Log and teacher evidence; and
  • Utilize differentiated support and resources to move toward meeting goals and understanding the complexity of teaching at a deeper level.

Refer to the Residency Teaching and Learning Experiencesdocument for an overview of the scope of work that the mentor and resident educator complete during the Mentoring Years.

Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)

Resident educators are eligible to begin the RESA when they are registered in program Year 3.  In some instances, resident educators who have credit for additional or prior teaching, are eligible to begin the RESA when registered in program Year 2.  All resident educators registered in program Year 3 who have not yet passed or taken the RESA are required to participate in the RESA. Go here to learn more about the RESA and find additional resources.

Finishing Residency

Resident educators must successfully complete four years of the local Resident Educator Program, or a combination of credit for teaching experience and program years, and pass all RESA tasks in order to finish residency and advance to the five-year professional educator license. Resident educators who did not pass all tasks of RESA during a program year will retake deficient tasks if they are registered for another program year. Resident educators have three opportunities to pass all RESA tasks.  

Resident educators who successfully passed all RESA tasks and are finishing residency are encouraged to participate in professional growth and leadership activities. Resident educators who have passed RESA and are in their final year of residency are required to complete a local program.

Resident educators who have successfully completed four years of the program and successfully passed all RESA tasks are eligible to apply to advance their license to the five-year professional educator license. In addition, the resident educator does not need to be registered again in CORE for an additional program year. Resident educators who hold alternative resident educator licenses should remember that they need to complete course work and testing, in addition to completing the resident educator program and the RESA, to advance to the five-year professional educator license. Go here to learn more about resident educator licensure options.

Last Modified: 1/14/2016 10:13:26 AM