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Residency Guidelines and Application

ETSU Clemmer College Residency Application 


ETSU Residency Application Procedures:

  1. You must have a 2.75 or higher GPA in Major and Minor Teaching Fields, Professional Education and Overall and complete the following:
  2. Meet satisfactory performance assessments of the disposition to teach.
  3. Complete the online application HERE. Along with your application, upload:
    1. A current copy of your program audit from Degreeworks
    2. Advisor Signature Page: If your major is housed in the College of Education, you will need your faculty advisor’s signature on the advisor signature page.
    3. Those pursuing Secondary Education Licensure will need the following signatures on your advisor signature page:
      1. Your Faculty Advisor from the department of your major
      2. Your assigned College of Education Advisor
    4. Copy of Current Semester Class Schedule.
    5. A list of completed field experiences, including semester and placement.
  4. Before entering Residency II, submit proof of passing scores on PRAXIS II, AND Specialty Area test(s) specific to licensure area must be submitted.
  5. Completed a Criminal Background Check on file in the College of Education

Please check your ETSU e-mail frequently since we will be sending you important information.

Professional Liability Insurance

Proof of Insurance – Turn in proof of liability insurance (copy of card or receipt) to the Office of Field Placement and clinical Residency. You must present proof of professional liability insurance coverage on or before July 1, 2019.

There are several ways to procure professional liability insurance:

I.  STEA -

You may obtain STEA student insurance online. Coverage is from September 1 to August 1. You will need to enroll for two years to cover Pre-Residency, Residency I and II.

II. Professional Educators of Tennessee - . Coverage begins immediately and lasts for 12 months.

III. Forrest T. Jones - - In order to be eligible, you must be a member of a participating organization. Some examples are National Art Education Association (NAEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Coverage time may vary by organization.

IV. Rider on your homeowner’s insurance – check with the company that provides your homeowner’s insurance to inquire about adding a “Professional Liability Insurance” rider. If you choose this option, verify that the coverage will be good for the entire Residency experience.

 Placement Procedures

All placements are made by the Office of Field Experience and Clinical Residency. Teacher Candidates are not placed in a school in which they have formerly attended, have been employed, or where relatives work or where relatives are current students. The Office of Field Placement reserves the right to place you up to an hour away from your residence when other options are not available. Teacher Candidates are expected to provide their own transportation during Residency. Residency Candidates should be prepared to begin Pre-Residency when the assigned school district begins their in-service week which is usually the last week in July or first week in August, and Residency II requires being ready to begin any time after January 1st. Residency candidates will be notified of placements and beginning dates via email the semester prior to Residency I. Pre-Residency, Residency I and Residency II will be with the same mentor teacher.

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