Teacher Residency for Rural Education:Program Overview
The fifteen-month TRRE program begins in May of the first year and continues through August of the second year. Most TRRE program coursework and clinical experiences take place in the northern New Hampshire rural communities with which the program partners.
Summer Institute. Beginning in May during the first summer, residents complete a summer institute that includes graduate coursework, observations in schools, and a community-based internship to learn about the resources of the communities in which they will teach.
Residency Year (Residency and Coursework). During the academic year that follows, residents complete a year long "residency" alongside an experienced master teacher in an elementary, middle, or high school classroom. Residents continue program coursework and meet regularly as a cohort to integrate experiences in their classrooms and rural communities during the academic year. Residents complete coursework and the requirements for teacher certification during the second summer.
Post-Residency Induction and Support. Following the residency year, graduates of the TRRE program commit to teaching for at least three years in a rural, high-need NH public school. Graduates will receive targeted support through the TRRE Induction Program for their ﬁrst two years as teachers of record, and, following this, become members of an extensive network of UNH alumni who continue to collaborate and engage in UNH-sponsored opportunities.
TRRE core courses include:
- EDUC 935: Seminar and Practicum in Teaching
- EDUC 942: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
- EDUC 851: Educating Exceptional Learners
- EDUC 801: Human Development and Learning/Educational Psychology
- EDUC 885: Introduction to Assessment
- EDUC 856: Supporting Families of Learners with Exceptionalities
- EDUC 900/901: Internship and Seminar
Additional courses are required based on the specific certification pathway. Click for more information.