Be the best educator you can be and get your MA with the West Texas Teacher Training Residency


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Mon May 01, 2017 07:30 AM - Fri Jun 08, 2018 03:45 AM


4901 E University BlvdOdessa, TX 79762


The West Texas Teacher Training Residency, the first rural teacher-prep residency in Texas, is opening up its recruiting season for a summer 2017 start. If you are looking to make an impact in the clasrroom and community and improve student outcomes, we would like to provide you a uniquely intense, one-on-one training opportunity here in west Texas.

We are a university-based teacher-preperation internship program, or "Residency," that combines aspects of a clinical-residency model with rigorous masters-level coursework. While developing as an educator-researcher in a carefully chosen elementary school in Odessa, Texas, the Resident (student teacher) will receive constant, personalized mentoring from a stellar, district-recognized teacher. In addition to serving in the classroom from 7:30-4:30, Monday-Thursday, the Resident will also complete courses to receive the intial Texas credentialing license in EC-6 education, with or without bilingual/ESL or special education endorsements, as well as their Master of Arts in Education.

Total tuition for certification classes and the master's (36-hours in all) comes in under $8,000. During the Residency Year, our Residents will also receive a $10,500 living stipend.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hrs/week Aug-June, 5-week summer induction
  • Three-year post-residency commitment, six-hours/semester grad work, bachelor's with 3.0 GPA
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