Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. What are the minimum qualifications to apply?
  2. What is the application timeline?
  3. May I apply to the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY if I am a certified teacher?
  4. I have experience teaching in environments where certification is not needed. May I still apply?
  5. I am still in school completing my Bachelors degree. May I apply for the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program?
  6. I am a working professional who graduated a few years ago and/or I am in a graduate program. May I still apply for the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program?
  7. I currently live out of state. May I apply? How is the interview process different?
  8. Do I need to be a US Citizen or permanent resident to apply?
  9. What is the ideal candidate for NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program?
  10. May I submit an application before I register for or receive my tests scores for the GACE Basic Skills?
  11. What degree will residents earn after the residency year?
  12. What is my commitment to NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY if I get accepted?
  13. What happens if for an unforeseeable reason I cannot commit to four (4) years?
  14. What is the stipend during the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program? What is the salary I will earn after the residency year when I am certified?
  15. What is the tuition?
  16. How do I apply for financial aid?
  17. Where are NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY schools located?
  18. Where will I be placed?
  19. Does the Teacher Residency program place Residents in all grade levels?
  20. How are the mentors selected?
  21. How many Residents will there be in each cohort?
  22. Who do I contact for additional information?

1. What are the minimum qualifications to apply?

All applicants for the NET-Q Teacher Residency program must:

·         Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident

·         Must meet all GSU application requirements*

                *GSU application requirements can be found at http://education.gsu.edu/oaa

·         In addition to the GSU application requirements, NET-Q Teacher Residents must:

o    Have a  minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA

o    Complete an additional application questionnaire

§  Questionnaire can be found at http://education.gsu.edu/epse/5688.html

  • Complete an interview with the selection committee

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2. What is the application timeline?

Completed applications, including all supplemental documentation, must be submitted by February 1st. Applicants who pass the file review process will be scheduled for an interview. The first round of decisions will be made in March or April.

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3. May I apply to NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY if I am a certified teacher?

Our programs are designed to provide teacher certification and a master degree. However, if you are interested in transferring from your current teaching field to math, science, or special education, you are still welcomed to apply for the program.

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4. I have experience teaching in environments where certification is not needed. May I still apply?

Yes. We will work with you to obtain your certification while obtaining your Master degree and receiving school based support to help you become a successful teacher.

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5. I am still in school completing my bachelor degree. May I apply for the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program?

Yes, but you need to obtain and provide proof of your bachelor degree prior to the June start date of the program.

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6. I am a working professional who graduated a few years ago and/or I am in a graduate program. May I still apply for the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program?

Yes. NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY desires dedicated and passionate leaders from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. You are eligible to apply and will use the same application procedure as other applicants.

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7. I currently live out of state. May I apply? How is the interview process different?

Yes, we accept out of state applications, but you will probably need to cover your own expenses of traveling to Atlanta for interviews and orientation sessions.

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8. Do I need to be a US Citizen or permanent resident to apply?

Yes. Residents must either have U.S. citizenship or must be a permanent resident by the time the program starts in June.

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9. What is the ideal candidate for NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program?

NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY seeks applicants from all backgrounds and experiences who have a passion and dedication to work hard and have the potential to become a quality instructor at high needs schools in Atlanta. Former military personnel and persons from under represented populations in the school districts are ideal applicants for the RESIDENCY program.

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10. May I submit an application before I register for or receive my tests scores for the GACE Basic Skills?

Yes. NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY will accept applications without official test scores or registrations. However, you must submit a copy of the appropriate GRE and GACE Basic Skills test scores or exemptions to our admissions by February 1st in order to complete your application. Please see  the web page linked below for more detailed admissions information.

http://education.gsu.edu/oaa/prospective.htm

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11. What degree will residents earn after the residency year?

For all areas, the NET-Q Teacher Residency is a dual certification and master degree program. Residents in Math and Science program will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching, and residents in Special Education program will receive a Master of Education from Georgia State University.

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12.  What is my commitment to NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY if I get accepted?

NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program requires three years of commitment. Resident teachers train for 14 months and commit to teaching in a high-need Atlanta area Public School (APS) for a minimum of three years.

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13. What happens if for an unforeseeable reason I cannot commit to 3 years?

Candidates who successfully graduate from the Residency program are committed to teach for a minimum of 3years in a high-need school in one of our five partnership districts. If you are unable to satisfy this commitment, you will be required to reimburse NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY for a portion of the residency salary. That portion will be outlined in your contractual agreement and will be prorated based on the number of years of teaching you complete.

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14. What is the stipend during the NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY program? What is the salary I will earn after the residency year when I am certified?

NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY provides a $25,000 living stipend to Teacher Residents through the school system. After the residency year, Teacher Resident graduates will teach for their residency school system of Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Gwinnett or Fulton County and obtain their salary for first year teachers with a Master Degree.

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15. What is the tuition?

While subject to change, total tuition plus mandatory fees during 2009-2010 school year was $3,918 for Georgia resident students for 12 or more credit hours per semester and $13,526 for non-resident students.

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16. How do I apply for financial aid?

All residents are encouraged to apply and should be deemed eligible for TEACH scholarships to assist with tuition at Georgia State University

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17. Where are NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY schools located?

NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY partners with 21 schools.

 

Clayton County

Anderson Elementary School

MLK Elementary School

Morrow High School

Cobb County

Austell Interm

Lindley Middle School

Pebblebrook High School

Skyview Elementary School

Floyd Middle School

DeKalb County

Atherton Elementary School

Cary Reynolds Elementary School

Cross Keys High School

Rock Chapel Elementary School

Miller Grove Middle School

Fulton County

Banneker High School

Dunwoody Spring Elementary School

McNair Middle School

Mimosa Elementary School

Gwinnett County

Lilburn Middle School

Meadowcreek High School

Nesbit Elementary School

South Gwinnett High School

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18. Where will I be placed?

When placing residents into district schools, we will take into consideration the resident’s preferences and other variables such as resident home address during the placement, but placement at a given school cannot be guaranteed. In addition, placements depend on mentor teacher availability and openings at each school.

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19. Does the Teacher Residency program place Residents in all grade levels?

The math and science programs place Residents in grades 6 through 12. The special education Residency places Residents in grades K-12 schools.

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20. How are the mentors selected?

NET-Q TEACHER RESIDENCY mentors are experienced teachers who attain at least three years of successful teaching, receive outstanding recommendations from their principal, and present a positive attitude. They also have excellent inter-personal skills and effective classroom instructional strategies.

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21. How many Residents will there be in each cohort?

There will be 10 residents in Math and Science program and 10 in Special Education program. 

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22.  Who do I contact for additional information?

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joseph Feinberg (jfeinberg@gsu.edu) for Mathematics or Dr. DaShaunda Patterson (dspatterson@gsu.edu) for Special Education.

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