Project ENRICH (Educational Network for Renewal, Innovation, Collaboration and Help)
Project ENRICH is a partnership between Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Guilford County Schools, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It was conceived for the purpose of simultaneous improvement of teacher education and PK-12 education.
Project ENRICH is designed to:
- Implement and evaluate two innovative approaches to preparing teachers for successful work with students in high need schools and with diverse populations. Altogether we expect to prepare approximately 475 teachers during the five year period (100 residents in math, science, special education and English Language Learners and 375 undergraduates in a variety of fields that include elementary, middle and secondary teachers from multiple areas: math, science, English, social studies, foreign languages as well as music, art, physical education, literacy).
- Recruit talented and diversified teacher candidates to address an ever growing and diverse population of students.
- Establish a continuum of support and professional development between UNCG and the partner school districts, Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Guilford County Schools, that spans educators’ careers including pre-service preparation, the induction period, and the professional status.
- Support the development of school-based leaders within the region and to orient principals to their role as an instructional leader and their responsibility for teacher retention.
- Explore and develop ways in which technology can be used to provide training as well as to support communication and learning.
- Establish a Center for Teacher Education Evaluation at UNCG for the purpose of improving teacher quality by providing the teacher education programs with reliable, valid and relevant data for continuous improvement of the teacher education programs. A central focus of these data will be on preparing teachers who have the knowledge and skills to positively impact K-12 student success in schools.
Christina K. O’Connor
363 SOE Building
Assistant Project Manager
Allyson K. Lugo
361 SOE Building
Dr. Karen Wixson
324-A SOE Building
Dr. Cheryl Greenberg
365 SOE Building
Project ENRICH Teacher Residency Program
Project ENRICH has established a Teacher Residency program in partnership with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Guilford County
Schools. Teacher Residents are college graduates who are paid a stipend of $30,000 to complete a one-year, full-time internship in a high-need school while completing coursework for a master’s degree in education. The master’s degree must be completed in 18 months. The residency program begins in the first summer school session each May and candidates graduate in December of the following year. In exchange for the financial support during the residency year, residents agree to teach for at least three years in a high need school in the district in which they complete their full-time internship, either Winston-Salem/Forsyth County or Guilford County, following graduation.
The residency program may be right for you if you:
- Are a talented, dedicated individual with a bachelors’ degree who wishes to become a teacher in one of the following areas:
- Middle Grades Math (Grades 6-9) (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County only)
- Middle Grades Science (Grades 6-9) (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County only)
- Secondary Math (Grades 9-12) (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County only)
- Secondary Science (Grades 9-12) (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County only)
- Special Education (General Curriculum)
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Have at least a 3.0 grade point average from prior coursework.
- Special Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages candidates can have any undergraduate major.
- Science and math candidates must have a major or at least 24 semester hours in the area you plan to teach.
- Do not hold and have not met the requirements to hold a teaching license in any field.
- Have not taught as a lateral entry teacher.
How to apply:
- The application deadline for the May 2013 Residency Program is March 1, 2013.
- A complete UNCG graduate school application for the M.Ed. program in the applicable concentration (see links above for program requirements) must be received by March 1, 2013 for consideration for the May 2013 Residency program, including
- 3 recommendations submitted using the electronic UNCG form (letters may also be attached)
- Official transcripts for all institutions of higher education attended.
- GRE scores
- Admission to the M.Ed. is a separate decision from ENRICH residency selection, but candidates must be eligible for admission to the M.Ed. program in order to be considered for the Project ENRICH residency.
- In addition to the complete graduate school application, a letter of interest stating why you would like to be a teacher resident and an up to date resume should be emailed directly to Christina O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Allyson Lugo (email@example.com).
- Applicants who meet these criteria by the March 1, 2013 deadline may be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview process.
Project ENRICH is funded by the United States Department of Education. Total federal funds awarded are $6,948,132 (66% of total costs). The recipient non-federal contribution is $3, 595,106 (34% of total costs).