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Darden College of Education & Professional StudiesTeacher in Residence Program

The Teacher in Residence (TIR) program is a fast-track into teaching. TIR's earn both a master's degree and initial teaching licensure in the area of secondary education/mathematics, science, or new in 2018-19, Special Education: K-12 General Curriculum. The TIR program is a partnership between ODU and Norfolk/Newport News/Virginia Beach City Public Schools. The TIR program meets the needs of the partnering school district through a combination of shared funding from the school divisions and grant support from the Virginia Department of Education.

  1. The GRE is waived for entry into the program.

  2. Reimbursement for licensure fees is provided.

  3. Professional development and on-going support inside and outside of the classroom is provided by clinical resident coaches (NPS/NNPS/VBCPS teachers) and ODU faculty for the preparation year and the three years of service in the classroom.


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"The results of this partnership have positively impacted our school division. The School Board of the City of Norfolk has hired many teacher candidates who completed this program, and currently, these teachers have become teacher leaders and are servicing to influence teaching and learning in our schools."

- Dr. Melinda Boone, Former Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools

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