Program Overview

What

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.

How

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.

Where

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.

Program Features

Residents and Mentors co-teach four days per week for an entire school year in our partnering district schools, with Residents taking gradual control of instruction and classroom management.
Residents receive a $25,000 living stipend throughout their residency year.
LAUTR offers an unique synthesis of theory, research, and practical hands-on experience, combining a year-long classroom apprenticeship while taking credential and master’s coursework at Cal State LA.

Residents earn a preliminary credential in one of these pathways in 12 months: a) Education Specialist Credential with STEM Specialization, OR b) Single-Subject Credential in Math or Science, as well as a Master of Arts in Integrated STEM Education with an additional 30 units.
All aspects of the LAUTR program are guided by CCE’s principles of social justice and educational equity. In addition, community partners support the social justice perspective by assisting in teaching courses and leading community-based experiences focused on advocacy, equity and family support.
Residents learn as part of a cohort: a peer group that provides ongoing support and collaborative learning throughout the Residency year and beyond.
 

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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