Residency Application and Guidelines
ETSU Clemmer College Residency Application
Thank you for your interest in the online residency application at Clemmer College. The application for the 2020-2021 academic year is available below. Please read the application information and guidelines before applying.
Please remember, this application has a 45 minute time limit. If you reach the time limit, please close your browser completely and access the page again to reset the form for another 45 minutes. You may need to use a different browser if you have any difficulty reopening the form. For technical assistance, please contact Tami Baker, email@example.com or Nick Papworth, firstname.lastname@example.org at the ETRC in Clemmer College.
Before submitting the Residency Application, you will include the following documents as one single PDF document and upload it with the application. The application cannot be submitted without the pdf attachment.
- current DegreeWorks Audit signed by advisor (must show courses student is currently enrolled in for semester at time of applying for Residency)
- complete list of field experience observation/clinical experience hours (including each course, number of hours required in course, and where the hours were observed)
Click here for the 2020-2021 Residency Application.
The Residency Application deadline is March 1, 2020.
The following documents must be completed and received in the Office of Field Experiences and Residency between May 15 and July 1. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR PLACEMENT UNLESS ALL OF THE ITEMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
- Professional Liability- insurance for employees in educational institutions
- Completion of Background Check- updated background check paperwork and fingerprinting must be completed for all Residency candidates
- Code of Ethics- The Code of Ethics is a general outline of professional behavior. Of equal importance, however, is the understanding that ethics are also a very personal matter
- Memorandum of Understanding - This Memorandum of Understanding must be signed and returned to the Office of Field Experiences and Residency at the beginning of your residency placement.
Preparing for Residency
- Praxis - Schedule to take the Praxis Subject Assessment. Visit the Praxis Information Summary tab on the left for more information.
- School districts confirm residency placements at different times. The Residency Office will notify candidates via email as placements are confirmed. Students should expect to receive their first placement during the month of July.
- Candidates should email their mentor teacher within one week of receiving their placement to schedule a time to visit the school to meet the mentor teacher and principal.
- Residency candidates should plan to attend school district in-service during Pre-Residency
The start date for Pre-Residency varies by school system. Residency candidates should plan to begin Pre-Residency in mid to late July.
Guidelines for Candidate Placements
Residency will provide candidates direct teaching experience with a variety of student populations, including students with diverse learning needs and from diverse backgrounds in two settings.
Early Childhood Education PreK-3
Candidates seeking licensure in Early Childhood Education will teach in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom and a 1st-3rd grade classroom.
Elementary Education K-5
Candidates seeking licensure in Elementary Education will teach in a Kindergarten-2nd grade classroom and 3rd-5th grade classroom.
Secondary Education 6-12
Candidates seeking licensure in Secondary Education will teach in a 7th or 8th grade classroom and a 9th -12th grade classroom. Secondary Education majors have experience in ALL areas for which certification is being sought. Students majoring in disciplines such as foreign language, which is often not taught in the middle grades, are not required to have experiences at that level.
K-12 Areas: Art, Music, Special Education, Physical Education
Candidates must complete Residency in both an elementary and a secondary educational setting.