NCTR’s consulting services are offered to emerging and existing teacher residency programs.
NCTR’s consulting services are aligned with the organization’s research-based Levers for Equitable Teacher Residencies, which define the design and implementation of high-quality teacher residency programs and identify the benchmarks for program development.
Design A New Teacher Residency
Our nationally known Residency Design Academy (RDA) is designed for partnerships of school districts, charter schools, institutions of higher education (IHEs), and/or nonprofit organizations to build a new teacher residency program or leverage the teacher residency model in an existing program. With three consulting service options, programs can explore whether a teacher residency program meets their needs or fully work toward building and launching a high-quality teacher residency model in their own context.
Alexis Singleton is a teacher resident at Memphis Teacher Residency. This picture was taken at Westhaven Elementary School.
Elizabeth Olvey is a teacher resident at Memphis Teacher Residency. This picture was taken at Grizzlies Prep.
Strengthen An Existing Teacher Residency
NCTR’s Network is comprised of the most innovative teacher residency programs in the nation. NCTR convenes Network partners to collaborate, exchange best practices, and share data in order to continuously improve their programs and influence teacher preparation nationally. With three Network consulting options, teacher residency programs can involve their entire staff in taking advantage of the various offerings and opportunities for learning.
Recruit and Retain Black Educators
The Black Educators Initiative (BEI) is a national call to action to recruit, prepare, and retain more Black educators through teacher residency programs. The initiative is designed to improve student outcomes by increasing student access to effective Black educators.
Martin Odima Jr. is a mentor teacher at Saint Paul Urban Teacher Residency.
NCTR offers opportunities for consultants and teacher residency programs to collaboratively develop additional tailored and context-driven consulting that directly meets programs’ needs. Programs can engage in tailored consulting separately or in conjunction with their Residency Design Academy (RDA) or Network NCTR consulting service.