We are excited to see your interest in applying to the Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP) program! Choosing to pursue a career in teaching is an important decision, so as you continue along in the first steps of this process, we encourage you to contact us with any questions that you may have.

Application Process (*We are Not Currently Accepting Applications for this Program*)

Apply for admission to the MAT program at UNC Greensboro in your chosen area of specialization.

Applicants should:

  1. Complete the UNC Greensboro graduate school application
  2. Submit 3 recommendations using the electronic UNC Greensboro form (letters may also be attached)
  3. Submit official transcripts for all institutions of higher education attended
  4. Applicants must also complete this application form indicating interest in PTRP.

Applicants who meet these criteria by the March 1 deadline may be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview and selection process.

Eligibility Requirements

The residency program may be right for you if you:

Teacher Residents are college graduates who are paid a stipend of $45,000 to complete a one-year, full-time internship in a high-need school while completing coursework for a master’s degree in teaching. 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 August or 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 Rockingham County or Surry County following graduation.


No. Some courses may be available online, but there will be some face to face courses required.

The State Board of Education requires a minimum grade point average of 2.7 for admission to teacher education programs. UNCG teacher education policy requires a 3.0 for admission, but some exceptions can be made for candidates who have extenuating circumstances and/or who are otherwise highly qualified.

No, the residency is a full time, supervised internship experience. Part time work may be possible, but is not advisable. Residents will be in class full time in the summer and in a combination of internship and classes during the school year.

No, the residency is a full time, supervised internship experience.

For Fall 2023, tuition and fees for one semester of 9 graduate credit hours are $3,878.64 for North Carolina residents. More information can be found at csh.uncg.edu/.

The stipend is administered as financial aid, therefore no additional financial aid is available.

No, because your degree makes you eligible for a license to teach in North Carolina.

No. Insurance is available through the University for students. More information on this topic can be found by visiting the Student Health Services website.

No. We cannot pay tuition out of the grant. The $45,000 will be paid as a grant through the Financial Aid Office each term (Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer). Tuition and fees will come out of the $45,000 award and residents will receive the rest as a refund from the Cashier’s Office.

Piedmont Triad Residency Partnership (PTRP)



School of Education Building, Room 253

Mailing Address:
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402