Winthrop University: College of Education - NetSERVE

NetSERVE Teacher Residency

Network for Sustained Educational Residencies that Value Equity

NetSERVE (Network for Sustained Educational Residencies that Value Equity) is a collaborative effort between Winthrop University, three partner school districts, and multiple state organizations to provide a unique teacher preparation opportunity for individuals interested in making a difference in South Carolina rural communities.

Program Overview

  • 12-16 month Masters of Arts in Teaching program (hours may vary depending on prior coursework)
  • Content areas available will vary annually by district need and may include: Secondary Math and Science, Middle Level, Special Education, Early Childhood (PK-3), or Elementary (2-6)
  • Specialized curriculum prepares residents for work in one of three districts: Chester, Chesterfield, or Fairfield
  • Residents receive one $20,000 stipend paid monthly May - April
  • Commitment to teach in residency district for three years after program completion
  • Access to a professional learning community of residents, teachers, and university faculty
  • High quality, individualized induction support provided to graduates for three years

Additional Details 

  • Program Requirements
    • Signed promissory documents indicating 3-year commitment to district
    • Summer community building (coursework integrated with contextual experiences)
    • All program and certification requirements including passing scores on PRAXIS Subject Assessment Exam prior to entering residency year
    • Residents are responsible for tuition/fees, travel to and from residency site, and housing during residency and summer experience
  • Application Requirements 
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Degree overview
  • Application and Admission Timeline
    • June 1, 2020  -  Transcript Review
    • July 15, 2020 - Application to Graduate School and NetSERVE Residency program 
    • Fall 2020 and Spring 2021  - pre-residency coursework, if needed 
    • February 15, 2021 - NetSERVE application due for MAT Accelerated Program candidates 
    • Spring 2021 - PRAXIS Subject Assessment Exam
    • Teacher Education Program Admission (including passing score on PRAXIS Subject Assessment Exam); assignment to residency site
    • May 2021 - Community-based Experience
    • Summer 2021 - pre-residency coursework 
    • Fall 2021 - Residency Internship I and associated coursework
    • Spring 2022 - Residency Internship II and associated coursework


  • Information Sessions  Spring 2020 - March 31st, 11:00 am, Owens Hall, Room G08
                                                               April 1st, 3:30 pm, Owens Hall, Room 104
  • View slides (pdf - 147 kb) from prior information sessions.
  • Transcript review by June 1st!  Send to Dr. Lisa Harris, M.A.T. Program Director
  • Applications for 2021-2021 Cohort due July 15th! (This link will take you to the NetSERVE Residency application; you must also apply to the Winthrop University Master of Arts in Teaching program through the Graduate School.)

Contact Information

NetSERVE Project Director
Dr. Audrey Allan - - 803/323-4848

M.A.T. Program Director
Dr. Lisa Harris - - 803/323-2588

Last Updated: 2/26/20