Strategic Consulting Services

All of NCTR’s consulting services capitalize on the knowledge gained from years of developing effective, clinically-rich residency programs that prepare teachers committed to improving student achievement in high-needs schools.

NCTR programs and services are built upon our research-based Standards for Effective Residencies, which define the design and implementation targets of high performing residency programs, and identify the benchmarks for program development.

NCTR services are offered to emerging, as well as existing, teacher residency programs. Programming modules focus on the following topics:  Partnership Development; Program Management, including financial modeling; Recruitment and Selection of Residents and Mentors; Residency Year Curriculum Development, including mentor professional development; and Post-Residency, including strategic hiring and induction.

Residency Foundations

This 3-6 month program is designed to guide aspiring programs in determining the feasibility and sustainability of a residency program in their area.  Residency Foundations focuses on making strategic partnership, financial, staffing, and program management decisions, which will enable programs to experience long-term success. Program participants often decide to seamlessly move into NCTR’s New Site Development Program immediately following Residency Foundations.

New Site Development Program

The New Site Development Program is NCTR’s signature program to develop new, high performing teacher residencies.  The NSDP spans a full two years of content and programming, with the first culminating in the launch of the residency program.  

If a participating program meets NCTR’s quality standards after their launch, NCTR will provide a second year of programming and support, which ensure the programs’ long-term success and sustainability.

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