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


  • 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


  • Dallas Teacher Residency

    The mission of Dallas Teacher Residency is to recruit, prepare, and retain aspiring career teachers to become effective in urban schools – providing all children with the opportunity to be taught and inspired by a trained professional.


  • 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


  • East Harlem Teacher Residency

    The East Harlem Teaching Residency, in partnership with Hunter College School of Education and Americorps, is a highly selective teacher-training program that develops, supports, and certifies aspiring educators to become elementary teachers in New York. The Residency is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession.


  • Inspired Teaching Residency

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


  • Jacksonville Teacher Residency, Jacksonville, FL

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


  • Kansas City Teacher Residency, Kansas City, MO

    Emerging Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Cohort 2016


  • 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


  • McCormick County Teacher Residency, South Carolina

    Emerging Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Cohort 2017


  • Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN

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


  • Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency, Nashville, TN

    Emerging Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Cohort 2017


  • Minneapolis Residency Program, Minneapolis, MN

    Minneapolis Public Schools, the University of Minnesota and MFT have partnered to develop the Minneapolis Residency Program: A Minneapolis Public Schools-University of Minnesota Partnership. This is a program for current Unlicensed MPS employees who work closely with students in schools and are interested in obtaining their Elementary Education license.


  • Nashville Teacher Residency, Nashville, TN

    Emerging Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Cohort 2017


  • 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


  • Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency, New Orleans, LA

    Emerging Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Cohort 2017


  • Partnership to Uplift Communities Alumni Teach Project, Burbank, CA

    PUC has developed the Alumni Teach Project (ATP), a culturally responsive Urban Teacher Residency Program that is designed to cultivate and foster leadership skills in new PUC alumni and PUC community educators in order to increase equitable access to highly effective teachers and improve outcomes for all current PUC students. At the center of this vision is the desire to build a deep educational and cultural knowledge base in our teacher residents so they can advocate for social justice effectively and stimulate community transformation.


  • Philadelphia Teacher Residency, Philadelphia, PA

    The Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program offers a unique, accelerated path towards teacher certification at half the price of regular graduate tuition. Through partnerships with the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University and several Philadelphia schools, the Philadelphia Teacher Residency Program prepares students to become great teachers in grades 7-12 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics. 


  • 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


  • St. Paul Urban Teacher Residency, St. Paul, MN

    Emerging Program

    U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Cohort 2016


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

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


  • University of South Dakota Teacher Residency, Vermillion, SD

    USD Teacher Residency pioneered a yearlong residency which gives its students a full year of teaching experience incorporated into the four year program.

    This signature portion of its program gives residents real-life teaching experiences as part of their education.