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A residency program is the best way to enter the classroom, ready to teach on day one.

Learn to Teach

Like doctors training in hospitals, teacher residents spend a full year learning how to be an effective teacher, working alongside an accomplished mentor teacher. With ongoing support, teacher residents train in the district where he/she will launch their teaching career. Successful candidates complete the residency with state certification and a master’s degree. Along the way, teacher residents learn what it means to make a difference in students’ lives from inside the classroom.

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Martin Odima is a Mentor at the St. Paul Urban Teacher Residency.

What Residency Graduates Are Saying

According to recent surveys conducted by NCTR, the overwhelming majority of shareholders say that teacher residency graduates are effectively prepared.

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Start your journey by exploring the NCTR Network members that are making an impact in their communities.

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Learn About the Residency Model

Teacher residencies are the most comprehensive model of teacher preparation in the country.

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