Annual Report

Explore our impact through our latest annual report data.

Our annual report data documents NCTR's impact as well as that of our Network partner residencies.

Jazmine Orozco is a teacher resident at the Nashville Teacher Residency. This photo was taken at Cameron Middle School.

NCTR's latest data collection and analysis indicates that the teacher residency movement is continuing to grow in scale and influence with NCTR's Network residency programs graduating over 2,000 residents during the 2021-2022 academic year.

In spite of national trends that point to declines in enrollment in teacher preparation programs, there was an increase in the number, mean, and median enrollment of residents in NCTR Network residency programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. In fact, for the 2021-2022 academic year, there was an increase from the prior academic year (2020-2021), consistent with the trend of annual increases in the enrollment of residents in NCTR Network residencies since 2017 (with the exception of a slight decrease in the 2019-2020 academic year). Additionally, serving candidates of color continues to be a priority for NCTR’s Network residency programs, with 57 percent of the residents enrolled identifying as a person of color.

2025
teacher residents recruited & prepared by NCTR partner residencies for 2021-2022
57 %
of residents identify as a person of color
38 %
of mentors identify as a person of color
89 %
teacher resident retention rate
395000 +
students have been taught by graduates of NCTR residency programs since 2007

Teacher Residencies Impact the Future of Education

Based on a survey submitted by 700 teacher residents and 504 graduates who are part of NCTR’s Network residency programs, both audiences report that the program effectively prepared them for their roles in the classroom, particularly when compared to typical first-year teachers. More than 200 principals also favorably rated the preparation of teacher residents and graduates significantly high.

  • 93% of graduates and teacher residents report that the program prepared them to be effective teachers
  • 99% of principals report that the program is preparing residents to be effective teachers
  • 93% of graduates report to be better prepared than the typical first-year teacher
  • 92% of principals report that graduates are more effective than the typical first-year teacher.
  • 99% of principals report that residents are integrated into the school community

NCTR supports residencies to prepare teachers to stay in the field after graduation at a time when it is critical to not only recruit, but also retain effective, diverse and culturally responsive educators.

  • 89% of teacher residency graduates stay in the teaching field (3-year retention rate for 2021-2022)
  • 76% of partner districts/CMOs report teacher residency graduates continuing to work in the teaching field (3-year retention rate 2021-2022)
  • 119 mentor teachers are graduates of a teacher residency program  

Serving candidates of color continues to be a priority for NCTR’s Network residency programs, with 57 percent of teacher residents who identify as a person of color — surpassing the only 22 percent of teachers who identify as a person of color nationally.*

  • 57% of teacher residents enrolled for 2021-2022 identify as a POC
  • 38% of teacher mentors working with residents for 2021-2022 identify as a POC
  • 20 residency programs received BEI grants (2021-2022)

Teacher residents are meeting the needs of the field as well as serving underserved students and contributing to the good and growth of entire communities.

  • 80% of 2020-2021 graduates of current NCTR programs who were hired to teach in Title I schools
  • 800 classrooms in Title I schools were filled by 2020-2021 graduates
  • Programs with pathways specifically designed to prepare teachers to teach:
    • STEM: 26 programs or 57% of Network programs
    • ELL: 15 or 33% of Network programs
    • SPED: 21 or 46% of Network programs
    • ECE: 9 or 20% of Network programs
  • 2020-2021 graduates of NCTR programs prepared to teach:
    • STEM: 27% (as compared to 14.8% nationally)
    • ELL: 12% (as compared to 2% nationally)
    • SPED: 17% (as compared to 12% nationally)
    • ECE: 9%

Impact on the School Community

  • 98% of partner residency hosting principals report participation in the residency program positively impacted school culture
  • 96% of partner residency hosting principals report that the residency program positively impacted student learning and achievement 
  • 98% of NCTR partner residency hiring principals report graduates positively impacted school culture

Impact on Mentors

  • 98% of NCTR partner residency principals report that the program recruits and selects effective mentors
  • 96% of teacher mentors report they became more effective practitioners through the program
  • 96% of partner residency hiring principals report mentors have become more effective practitioners through the program
  • 97% of teacher mentors reported to have grown into more effective leaders through the program
  • 119 mentor-teachers for 2021-2022 were graduates of a NCTR residency program

In 2022, NCTR’s teacher residency programs extended its reach with 46 programs across 26 states. The number of NCTR applicants, teacher residents and graduates of the residency programs have increased over the year, solidifying the growth and impact of NCTR.

Teacher Residents Value Their Residency Program Experience

Fiscal Year 2022 NCTR Annual Report Number of Residents and Cumulative Graduates Chart

Teacher residents receive an invaluable experience that prepares them to teach from day one in the classroom through our teacher residency programs. NCTR’s total number of residents enrolled in 2022 and total number of graduates (cumulative for 2021) increased to 2,205 and 7,017, respectively. This increase solidifies the growth and impact of NCTR. 

Our teacher residents, teacher mentors and partner principals see the difference a teacher residency program can make in their personal and professional lives and the schools and communities in which they serve.

Download our Annual Report

For a printable PDF of our 2020-2021 Annual Report, please download the report.

Residencies Make an Impact

NCTR data shows that teacher residency programs have an impact on student achievement and teacher retention.