• Achieving Professional Readiness Through Practice

  • The St. John’s University RISE Program provides teacher candidates a progression of opportunities to develop from novices to classroom-ready professionals. In this segment from the Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, interns express appreciation for the chance to participate in the school from Day 1, observe before taking ownership for teaching, and develop their own relationships with students and their families. Candidates say they’ve learned that “readiness” largely entails a deep awareness of the complexity of the job and an ability to be nimble and flexible in that environment.