Black teachers who enroll in CREATE are significantly more likely to remain in teaching after two years.
100% of current teacher-candidates recommend CREATE.
100% of CREATE Schools’ leaders indicate excitement about helping to develop new teachers.
CREATE is building and nurturing a thriving community of educators committed to practices of teaching that prioritize racial justice and interrupt inequities.
|Teacher-Candidate Supports||Pathway 1||Pathway 3|
|Commitment duration||1 year||3 years|
|Living expenses/tuition stipend during 2021-22 school year||$3,000||$8,000|
|Placed with a CREATE-trained Mentor Teacher in an APS school|
|Bi-weekly life and educator-career coaching (one-on-one and small group)|
|Monthly equity-centered resident cohort meetings (scheduled during practicum hours)|
|Career launch workshops (resume & cover letter writing, practice interviews)|
|Application/interview/demonstration lesson coaching|
|Extensive mentoring and teaching supports, including cohort programming and additional stipends during the first two years of certified teaching (in APS)|
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter – Elementary (K-5)
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter – Middle (6-8)
- Benteen Elementary (K-5)
- Burgess Peterson Academy (K-5)
- Centennial Academy Charter School (K-8)
- Drew Charter – Elementary Academy (K-5)
- Drew Charter – Junior Academy (6-8)
- Fred A Toomer Elementary (K-5)
- Kindezi — Old Fourth Ward (K-8)
- Martin Luther King, Jr Middle (6-8)
- Thomasville Heights Elementary (K-5)
- Luther J. Price, Middle (6-8)
- Wesley International Academy (K-8)
- Westside Atlanta Charter School (K-8)
- “CREATE challenges me and [participating] is one of the best decisions I have made in my journey to be an excellent educator.” —First-Year Resident
- “At the close of a recent resident cohort meeting, I felt more at ease with the tasks laid before me in student teaching. I feel supported and more confident in my abilities.” —First-Year Resident
- “During today’s monthly equity-centered resident cohort meeting, I appreciated the opportunity to talk about issues within [the Black] community and about struggles when it comes to embracing identity in a whitewashed world. I also appreciate our talk about how we identify and how to not push assumptions and stereotypes on others.” —First-Year Resident
- “CREATE has been like a “safe house” for me this semester. During the times when I questioned what in the world I was thinking when I chose to pursue a career in teaching, CREATE was there in the form of resident cohort meetings, career launch workshops, educator-career coaching meetings, or a hug from many amazing folks to reign me back in.” —First-Year Resident
Georgia State University Teacher-candidates eligible for Path 1 and Path 3 must be:
- Entering the final year of their teacher certification program in Fall 2021
- Pursuing one of the following degrees:
The application for the CREATE Teacher Residency Program is comprised of four steps:
- Step 1: Complete the Residency Interest Survey
- Step 2: Attend a two-hour virtual “EXPERIENCE CREATE” information session
- This event gives applicants the opportunity to get to know the teacher support staff and engage with current residents and school leaders. The support staff will also share more details about the two teaching pathways, other aspects of the residency, answer questions, and invite applicants to complete Step 3.
- Step 3: Submit a statement of purpose
- Step 4: Submit a final letter of commitment
“Experience CREATE” virtual information sessions
- Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, 2 to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, 9 to 11 a.m.
- Friday, March 5, 2021, 2 to 4 p.m.
- Monday, March 15, 2021, 5 to 7 p.m.
Residency Interest Survey Deadline
- Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m.