LAUTR recruits highly talented people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to becoming transformative teachers, and places them in a program in which they earn a credential in 12 months and a Master’s degree after an additional 30 semester units.
Working closely with a Mentor teacher, LAUTR Residents learn on the job what it means to be a teacher. Blending the theories of teaching with practical applications, Residents learn the essential skills, habits, and knowledge that will best position them to be excellent teachers in high-need urban schools.
Residents are clustered in L.A. high-need, reform-minded schools, based on the belief that participating in cohorts strengthens the support and learning that Residents receive. Residents will also participate in professional learning communities and school-wide reform initiatives within each school.
Fieldwork & Coursework
Based on the medical model of residencies in preparing doctors, the LAUTR program blends theory and clinical practice to train highly talented people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to becoming transformative teachers. LAUTR Residents earn a credential in 12 months, while working alongside an expert mentor teacher, as well as a Master’s degree after an additional 30 semester units. All coursework is taken at Cal State L.A., and LAUTR staff provides instructional coaching and professional development.
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