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Teacher in Residency Program

The ArtsCore Teacher in Residence (TIR) Program started in 2016, in partnership with the School District of Chilton.  Teacher candidates who have experienced the TIR program have worked with their cooperating teachers to integrate art with science, English with drama, music with social studies and more.

Additional districts have expressed interest in the program and new opportunities are being developed.  We are especially committed to building the program with rural districts in the COEHS Field Experience Service Region.  Watch this site for new placement possibilities as they become available.  If your district is interested in becoming an ArtsCore TIR site, please contact .

The Teacher in Residency (TIR) is a program that offers a true immersion experience in public school teaching. Highly qualified teacher candidates are interviewed by the districts prior to placement in elementary, middle or high schools.  They are paired with master teachers and, when feasible, set up in a cohort group which is managed to maximize professional development and dialogue.

The program promotes intensive practice teaching experience (full semester placements) while incorporating frequent opportunities for reflective dialogue with teachers, administrators and peers regarding best practices.  Co-teaching training is a special feature of the TIR programs.  This model encourages "day-one" engagement in planning, instruction and assessment. 

Teacher candidates begin their 18-week placements before the official first day of school, and engage in all activities and instruction assigned to their cooperating teacher. In addition, they have opportunities for compensated school duties, such as recess and lunch supervision, and opportunities to interact in other classrooms to experience other content or developmental areas.  

The teacher candidates are mentored not only by a cooperating teacher and university supervisor, but in some cases by department chairs and school administrators.  Some TIR programs also include additional coaching / mentoring provided by a coordinator whose role is to observe, critique and advise each student throughout the semester.  Evaluations similar to those of a first year teacher may be offered.

Each TIR offered in partnership with the college have unique features to provide a variety of exciting opportunities for UW Oshkosh teacher candidates. 

For more information, contact .

Clarissa Louis         Gabriela Peterson  Josh Schmidt

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