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Teacher in Residency Program

The ArtsCore Teacher in Residence (TIR) Program is an enhanced student teaching opportunity that places teacher candidates with cooperating teachers who use arts integration as an approach to teaching. Teacher candidates from any licensure area who are interested in an arts integrated teaching practice are eligible for an ArtsCore TIR placement. Highly qualified teacher candidates are interviewed by the districts prior to placement in 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 Teacher in Residency (TIR) offers a true immersion experience in public school teaching. 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. Teacher candidates have co-taught with their cooperating teachers to integrate art with science, English with drama, music with social studies and more in a wide variety of grade levels.

Current ArtsCore school partners, who have made a commitment to arts integration are:

Badger Elementary School, Appleton Area School District

Merrill Middle School, Oshkosh Area School District

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 us.

For more information about Teacher in Residency Programs at UW Oshkosh, please visit:  

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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