Community-based clinical preparation with a dedicated, trained, and supported mentor makes NCTR’s residency model the most effective pathway to the teaching profession.
Culturally responsive recruitment and equitable selection
Rigorous selection and support of mentor teachers
Intensive pre-service preparation focused on the specific needs of teachers in high-need schools
Aligned induction support
Strategic hiring of graduates
Josie Grooms is a teacher resident at Memphis Teacher Residency. This picture was taken at Berclair Elementary School.
Recruitment and Selection of Teacher Residents and Training of Mentor Teachers
Through a highly selective recruitment process, residencies attract a diverse group of talented college graduates.
Residencies engage a diverse cohort of experienced teachers to serve as mentors for teacher residents for the duration of the school year. Mentor teachers are selected based on demonstrated cultural competency. Ongoing support is provided through a community of practice to build their teacher leadership and effectiveness as coaches.
Residency graduates commit to serving their school district for at least three years after the completion of their residency. Residency programs boast an active alumni teacher support network. Many teacher residents go on to become mentor teachers, principals, and senior administrators in their schools.
Kaili Sandico is a teacher resident at Memphis Teacher Residency. This picture was taken at Hanley Elementary School.