Who Residencies Serve

Residencies prepare effective teachers to serve students in high-need, urban and rural public school districts.

Teacher residency programs are, by definition, district-serving teacher education programs that pair a rigorous full-year classroom apprenticeship with masters-level education content. For this reason, NCTR recognizes that one of the most important indicators of a successful program is the degree to which it is in service to urban and rural school districts and its students.  School districts and students must be the ultimate “client” of teacher preparation providers, a client whose needs and demands must be met, in order to have an impact in high-need schools. Residency programs uniquely serve this purpose, preparing teachers in district schools for district schools, so that teachers are prepared to be effective on their first day as teacher of record.

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NCTR Partners


  • Aspire Teacher Residency, Oakland, CA & Memphis, TN

    A partnership between Aspire Public Schools and University of the Pacific


  • Boston Teacher Residency, Boston, MA

    A partnership between the Boston Plan for Excellence, University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Boston Public Schools


  • Center for Inspired Teaching, Washington, DC

    A partnership between the Center for Inspired Teaching, District of Columbia Public Schools, and DC public charter schools


  • Chicago Teacher Residency, Chicago, IL

    A partnership between Academy for Urban School Leadership, DePaul University, National-Louis University, and Chicago Public Schools


  • Boettcher Teacher Residency, Denver, CO

    A partnership between the Boettcher Foundation, Public Education & Business Coalition, Adams State University, Regis University, and multiple school districts serving the Denver region and San Luis Valley


  • Denver Teacher Residency, Denver, CO

    A partnership between Denver Public Schools and the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver


  • Denver Student Teacher Residency, Denver, CO

    A partnership between Denver Public Schools, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver


  • Jacksonville Teacher Residency, Jacksonville, FL

    A partnership between the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Duval County Public Schools, and the University of North Florida


  • Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency, Los Angeles, CA

    A partnership between Center for Collaborative Education, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, Alhambra Unified School District, Green Dot Public Schools, Families in Schools, WestEd


  • Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN

    A partnership between Memphis Teacher Residency, Union University, and Shelby County Schools


  • New York City Teaching Collaborative,
 New York, NY

    A partnership between the New York City Department of Education and St. John’s Graduate School of Education


  • New Visions for Public Schools-Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency, New York, NY

    A partnership between New Visions for Public Schools, Hunter College, and the New York City Department of Education


  • Project Inspire, Chattanooga, TN

    A partnership between Public Education Foundation, Tennessee Tech University, and Hamilton County Department of Education


  • Richmond Teacher Residency, Richmond, VA

    A partnership between the Center for Teacher Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University
 and Richmond Public Schools


  • San Francisco Teacher Residency,
 San Francisco, CA

    A partnership between San Francisco Unified School District, Stanford Graduate School of Education, University of San Francisco School of Education, and the United Educators of San Francisco


  • Seattle Teacher Residency, Seattle, WA

    A partnership between the Alliance for Education, University of Washington School of Education, Seattle Public Schools, and the Seattle Education Association


  • Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative STEM Teacher Residency, Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN

    A partnership between Augsburg College, Bethel University, Concordia University Saint Paul, Hamline University, St. Catherine University, the University of
 St. Thomas, and Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools


  • University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program, Chicago, IL

    A partnership between University of Chicago
 Urban Education Institute and Chicago Public Schools