Once you graduate from VCU and complete your residency year, you will be ready to begin your career as a teacher in a high-needs school. Each school district has its own expectations for obtaining a teaching job; some provide a list of schools to which residents may apply while others allow residents to apply for any open positions they see.
Once you begin teaching, you will be supported by a career coach for one hour per week during your first year and one hour every other week during your second year. This support is on top of the new teacher mentoring your district provides. Your career coach will provide instructional coaching and support as well as professional coaching and support. Need to figure out how to teach your students about percents? Your career coach can help with that. Need to figure out how to talk to your principal about a challenging situation? Your career coach can help with that too.
You will also continue to be supported by RTR staff and the RTR network. We host alumni events, social gatherings, affinity groups, and professional development. Make sure we have your updated contact information, and you will continue to be included in a variety of RTR activities.