Setting up a Residency Program: The What, Where, and How to Make it Work for Your System

Juliana Finegan and Dr. Beth Holland

The Learning Accelerator

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This research synthesis, prepared for Lindsay Unified School District Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Initiative, was designed to support systems looking for residency partners to ensure they are leveraging all the partner has to offer around the Five Domains for Teacher Preparation Transformation.

To support Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD), The Learning Accelerator (TLA) conducted a literature review as well as interviews with various systems, residency programs, researchers, and educators to identify the key tenets of effective residency programs as well as the steps required to ensure their successful implementation. LUSD sought to gain a greater understanding of the components required to support a diverse group of residents specifically within the innovative learning space.