• Coteaching Residency Brings New Ideas, Mutual Enrichment

  • The UTEACH residency program of California State University, Long Beach, doesn’t just place student teachers in the Long Beach Unified School District. Instead, the partner institutions nurture preservice residents and veteran teachers alike through coteaching residencies fully embedded in an elementary school. Long Beach Education Dean Shireen Pavri says master teachers enjoy learning alongside their student teachers, including new methodologies, more evidence-based practices, and better ways to address new standards. “New ideas come into schools through the student teachers,” agrees Professor Felipe Golez.