This full-time teaching position includes a $4,400 monthly salary and a fully employer-paid benefits package for the school year (September-June). Opportunities for additional compensation during the school year and summer break are also available.
4 Year Degree
10 openings available.
Applications are open for the 2023-24 Resident Teacher Cohort!
UCDS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational hub—a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers alike, located in Seattle’s University District. Teachers at UCDS are dedicated to collaborative teaching, designing student-centered curricula, and creating meaningful academic challenges for students in multi-age classrooms.
TheUCDS Resident Teacher Program provides an excellent opportunity for new teachers to work and learn alongside experienced teachers, in an Infant-Toddler, Early Elementary, or Elementary classroom. Mentorship, reflective practice, and targeted professional development workshops enable Resident Teachers to develop an in-depth understanding of student learning, responsive teaching, and curriculum design.
Resident Teachers join the faculty in mid-August and are employed throughout the school year, ending in mid-June. From the very first day, Resident Teachers take on the responsibilities of a full faculty member. Residents are fully immersed in classroom teaching; contribute to planning, preparing, discussing, and implementing curriculum with their grade-level teaching teams; serve on faculty committees; and participate in school-wide activities.
Resident Teachers can expect:
Multi-age classroom teaching experience
Both collaborative and independent
Thoughtful mentorship from experienced teachers
Collaborative curriculum design in partnership with a teaching team
Formal and informal collaborative planning meetings take place during and after school hours throughout the week
Additional teaching experience and practice facilitating social-emotional learning outside of the classroom
Leading early drop-off and/or after-school activities
Supporting students at lunch and recess
Regular professional development workshops and opportunities to connect as a cohort
Support for post-Residency plans
During their 10 months, Resident Teachers can apply to continue with the program for a second year, allowing them the opportunity to further develop their teaching skills and a chance to work with a new grade level.
The UCDS Resident Teacher Program is ideal for college graduates who deeply value education, love children, and thrive when learning by doing. We strongly encourage members of marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as other underrepresented groups, to apply for the Resident Program and become a part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment.
This is a full-time faculty position beginning on August 14th, 2023, and concluding in mid-June 2024.
To be considered for the 2023-24 Resident Cohort, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Offers are made on a rolling basis until all available positions have been filled (typically mid to late April).
UCDS is a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers alike, located in Seattle’s University District.
UCDS designs a culture of inquiry essential to meaningful learning. We cultivate reflective, collaborative, skillful thinkers who ignite positive change in their communities. We engage diverse perspectives in an ongoing effort to shape and share our innovative education model.