Heritage 105 is a collaborative project of ESD105 and Heritage University. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the period of 2010-2015, the project's purposes are to 1) prepare new teacher candidates using a residency-based model, 2) support current teachers in high need schools 3) provide instruction powerful enough to eliminate the learning gap of students in the project's K-6 classrooms and 4) further develop educational leaders within the district.
CSTP assists core teachers and other school leaders in advancing their own skills, including coaching strategies and other leadership competencies. CSTP also provides mentors to HU 105 Alumni to assure success in their first teaching assignment.
The HU 105 program is committed to diversifying the teaching workforce to better match the communities it serves. Sixty percent of candidates and graduates are people of color who live and intend to teach in the Yakima Valley.
95% of HU 105 employed Alumni teach in high-needs school districts. Their principals overwhelmingly report that HU Alums arrived more ready to teach than new teachers who graduate from course-based programs.
HU 105 partner schools have seen significant reductions in the achievement gap and an increase in the number of students who meet or exceed state benchmarks in mathematics and literacy.
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