Resident educators must successfully complete four years of the local Resident Educator Program, or a combination of credit for teaching experience and program years, and pass all RESA tasks in order to finish residency and advance to the five-year professional educator license. Resident educators who did not pass all tasks of RESA during a program year will retake deficient tasks if they are registered for another program year. Resident educators have three opportunities to pass all RESA tasks.
Resident educators who successfully passed all RESA tasks and are finishing residency are encouraged to participate in professional growth and leadership activities. Resident educators who have passed RESA and are in their final year of residency are required to complete a local program.
Resident educators who have successfully completed four years of the program and successfully passed all RESA tasks are eligible to apply to advance their license to the five-year professional educator license. In addition, the resident educator does not need to be registered again in CORE for an additional program year. Resident educators who hold alternative resident educator licenses should remember that they need to complete course work and testing, in addition to completing the resident educator program and the RESA, to advance to the five-year professional educator license. Go here to learn more about resident educator licensure options.