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Master of Arts in Teaching - Teacher Residency

Get hands-on teaching experience and a paycheck at the same time. No, it isn't too good to be true.

Spend a year learning under a master teacher in the Leadership Academy Network while getting your Math 4-8 certification and a salary and benefits. During year two, get full-time classroom experience while working on your Master of Arts in Teaching. You'll even be at the front of the line for a LAN teaching position. That means potentially earning a higher teacher's salary.

Don't just work on your degree program. Join a program that works for you.

What can I study?

You'll learn from experienced professors who are former principals, administrators and superintendents. You'll graduate from Texas Wesleyan prepared to complete the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) and ready to take on a whole new leadership role in education.

Curriculum & Instruction
We'll teach you how to become a teaching leader on a struggling campus by providing strategies to improve student achievement, parental involvement and social and emotional development of students. With special program components that focus on leadership and ESL, you'll learn the culturally-responsive teaching methods needed for your classroom.

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When are classes?

First year:

  • In-classroom training with a master teacher Monday-Friday
  • Evening classes once per week for teacher certification at TXWES

Second year:

  • Full-time teaching Monday-Friday
  • TXWES master's coursework online
What are the admission requirements?
  • A bachelor's degree (or anticipated graduation with a bachelor's degree by June 30) from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Earned a minimum 2.5 GPA, either cumulative or from your last 60 credit hours
  • A minimum of 15 undergraduate credit hours in math
  • A passing score (240 or higher) on the TX PACT Mathematics 4-8 exam or a minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate math classes
  • Pass a Fort Worth ISD background check

Priority Deadline: March 15
Final Deadline: May 15

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What is the Leadership Academy Network?

Established in February 2019, the Leadership Academy Network is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Fort Worth ISD and Texas Wesleyan University. It is designed to sustain rising academic performance of the district’s Leadership Academies at Forest Oak Middle School and Forest Oak 6th Grade school.

The Leadership Academy model is based on instructional excellence, extended learning, social-emotional support, highly qualified principals and teachers with parent and community partnerships.