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Professor in Residence Program – TCNJ Faculty in Residence at Your District

The Professor in Residence (PIR) program, as part of the Professional Development School Network model, is a research-based initiative that benefits practicing teachers, preservice teachers, and the P-12 students in their classrooms. A faculty member of the TCNJ School of education will spend one day a week at a PDSN school(s) to provide support to teachers and administrators, facilitate professional development, and engage in activities to improve student learning. The faculty member receives support from and works with TCNJ’s Support for Teacher Education Programs (STEP) Office, the school administrative team, and school-based liaison to ensure the program goals are achieved.

Professors in Residence are actively involved in

  • Development and implementation of professional development goals
  • Coaching and supporting teachers and administrators
  • Shared inquiry with teachers and administrators to improve student learning
  • Evaluating the successes, challenges, and progress of their residency
  • Demonstrating the benefits of research based professional development
  • Supervising TCNJ student teachers and supporting cooperating teachers
  • Leading In Service Professional Development Activities

Program Description

Contact Eileen Heddy to discuss the program further –