AUTR is looking for candidates that:
- have a degree in Mathematics, Science, or a related field; OR
- can demonstrate a strong proficiency in mathematics or science through coursework or experience.
No previous coursework in education or teaching experience is required. However, candidates must:
- Have a Bachelor's degree (conferred by June 1, 2014)
- Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Meet Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) testing requirements
- Have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree conferred by the start of the program to be eligible to apply for the 2014-2015 residency program.
Candidates who received credit from foreign universities must have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation agency. When requesting an evaluation, candidates should ensure that the evaluating agency specifically states that the individual has received the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree in his/her subject area (if applicable) AND provides a full listing of coursework. If invited to Selection Day, candidates must submit evaluations of any foreign transcripts. A decision will not be made regarding a candidate's final status unless foreign transcript evaluations have been received.
2.75 GPA or Higher
Individuals must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in their undergraduate coursework from an accredited college or university. Candidates with a GPA below a 3.0 will have the opportunity in the online application to address any issues that may be relevant to their academic performance.
Candidates must provide at least one official transcript from each college or university attended.
GaPSC Testing Requirements
Candidates must take and pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment (All three parts: Reading, Writing and Math) and GACE Mathematics Assessment or GACE Science Assessment. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to the Atlanta Urban Teacher Residency even if they have not yet taken these exams. However, admission to the program is contingent upon passage of required tests, and passing scores must be on file with AUTR office by April 30, 2014.
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for the program.