2023 Teacher Resident watching studentsWEA is accepting applications from interested local association/school district partners for the 2025-26 program. To be a WEA Teacher Residency partner site, the local education association and the school district must apply jointly. The local association president should initiate conversation with the school district, as well as the local paraeducator association about partnering to apply.

WEA will also consider consortiums of small and rural local association/school district partnerships. Consortiums comprise a group of small districts and local associations that partner together to share financial commitment and operational responsibilities to grow a cohort of Teacher Residents.

2024-25 Application Process

The WEA Teacher Residency will add new partner sites in the 2025-26 school year, with an anticipated total of 30-40 residents statewide. This may include a multi-district, rural or small district consortium. It is a 3-stage application process: 

  • Stage One: Notification of Interest (Due by May 24). Indicates early shared interest by local association and school district to be considered a future WEA Teacher Residency site.
  • Stage Two: Written application with supporting data, budget commitments, justification for number of residents to host, articulation of district commitment to equity and inclusionary practices, and commitment to identify host sites that will support diverse residents. (Application window May 25 to June 12)
  • Stage Three: The Interview for finalist sites will consist of an in-person or virtual interview with a lead representative from the local association, paraeducator association, school district and WEA Teacher Residency. Questions will be provided before the scheduled interview. (Interviews will be held June 17 and 19)

Successful applicants will be notified by June 21. 

To learn more about the WEA Teacher Residency and the 2024-25 application process, please watch this narrated recording.

Local association and school district partnerships interested in pursuing a teacher residency in the 2024-25 school year may use this link to complete and submit the Notification of Interest form.

You may find this downloadable version of the form helpful in preparing to submit your NOI.

More questions? Contact WEA Educator Career Pathways Design & Implementation Specialist Cindy Rockholt.