Current Openings

Resident Teacher Program

UCDS offers a paid one year Resident Teacher Program that is ideal for recent graduates who value education, love children and thrive when learning by doing. The Resident Program is a teaching experience with thoughtful mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Resident Teachers join the faculty in mid-August and work the full school year, starting with a week-long in-service and orientation. From the start, Resident Teachers are included in all planning, preparation, discussion and curricular decisions with their grade-level teaching teams. This focus on collaboration is reflected throughout the school. The Resident Teacher Program provides a multi-layered support network, designed to foster professional growth.

During the program, Resident Teachers will experience:

  • Mentoring from experienced teachers
  • Regular professional development workshops
  • Classroom teaching
  • An innovative culture of learning and teaching, informed by teaching theory and advanced practice
  • In partnership with a mentor, residents plan, prepare, discuss, and design curriculum.

Resident Teachers develop an in-depth understanding of students and curriculum. Resident Teachers also have opportunities to work with teachers at all grade levels, serve on faculty committees, and participate in the planning of school-wide projects. The school’s focus on teamwork demands collegial, highly professional working relationships.


The UCDS Resident Teacher Program is an outstanding experience for graduates from all fields or for new teachers at the beginning of their career.

Educators at UCDS:

  • are passionate about education.
  • are collaborative/team players.
  • exhibit a strong work ethic.
  • are flexible and engaged.
  • have a love of learning.
  • have a great sense of humor.

To be considered for the Resident Teacher Program, applications must include an updated CV and cover letter. The application deadline is March 31, 2019.


This is a full-time position that starts on August 12th, 2019 and continues through mid-June 2020. The position includes a competitive $3800/month salary (plus an additional full benefits package) for ten months.

University Child Development School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and to seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. The School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.