Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program

Montclair State University, in partnership with the Newark Public Schools, is offering an innovative teacher preparation program known as the Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency (NMUTR). 

The Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency program is an initial teacher certification program for college graduates and career changers with a deep commitment to urban education. Students pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with teacher certification in either Early Childhood (P-3)/Special Education or Secondary Education (K-12) Mathematics or Science from Montclair State University.

Working from the model of medical residencies, and based on research about successful teacher preparation programs, the NMUTR:

  • Embeds Residents in the schools and classrooms of the Newark Public Schools (NPS)
  • Provides on-site coursework in a cohort-style environment of no more than 15 students
  • Matches each Resident with a school-based Master Mentor Teacher
  • Provides graduates from the NMUTR with intensive induction support, mentoring and professional development through their first three years of teaching

Residents in the NMUTR also benefit from the following:

  • A living stipend of $26,000 – $30,000 provided during the residency
  • A tuition waiver covering approximately two-thirds of the tuition cost
  • Hiring preference by the Newark Public Schools

For more information on how to apply, please click here!

View the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program Brochure

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