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UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall