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Resident Teacher Positions

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/17/2020
School Name University Child Development School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/07/2020


University Child Development School is a pre-K through 5th grade school in Seattle, WA. UCDS offers a paid, one year Resident Teacher Program that is ideal for recent graduates who value education, love children, and thrive when learning by doing. The Resident Program is a teaching experience with thoughtful mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Resident Teachers join the faculty in mid-August and work the full school year, starting with a week-long in-service and orientation. From the start, Resident Teachers are included in all planning, preparation, discussion, and curricular decisions with their grade-level teaching teams. This focus on collaboration is reflected throughout the school. The Resident Teacher Program provides a multi-layered support network, designed to foster professional growth.

During the program, Resident Teachers will experience:

  • Mentoring from experienced teachers
  • Regular professional development workshops
  • Classroom teaching
  • An innovative culture of learning and teaching, informed by teaching theory and advanced practice
  • Planning, preparing, discussing, and designing curriculum, in partnership with a mentor

Resident Teachers develop an in-depth understanding of students and curriculum. Resident Teachers also have opportunities to work with teachers at all grade levels, serve on faculty committees, and participate in the planning of school-wide projects. The school’s focus on teamwork demands collegial, highly professional working relationships.

For more information about this position, and UCDS, please visit https://www.ucds.org/institute/professional-development/resident-teacher-program/


The UCDS Resident Teacher Program is an outstanding experience for graduates from all fields or for new teachers at the beginning of their career.

Educators at UCDS:

  • Are passionate about education
  • Are collaborative/team players
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic
  • Are flexible and engaged
  • Have a love of learning
  • Have a great sense of humor

To be considered for the Resident Teacher Program, applications must include an updated CV and cover letter. Send applications to residentprogram@ucds.org before the application deadline March 31, 2020.


This is a full-time position that starts on August 17th, 2020 and continues through mid-June 2021. The position includes a competitive $3976/month salary (plus an additional full benefits package) for ten months. Limited faculty housing is also available.

Did you know? You can earn your Master of Education degree while working as a resident teacher? Master’s coursework takes place in the evenings, and you can apply your teaching practice as required practicum hours. Check out the UCDS College for School Culture, Master of Education program today!

University Child Development School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and to seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. The School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.

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