Programs & Services

NCTR programs and services are offered to emerging and existing teacher residency programs.

NCTR programs and services are built upon its research-based Levers for Equitable Teacher Residencies, which define the design and implementation targets of high-performing residency programs and identify the benchmarks for program development.

Westhaven Elementary School

Strategic Consulting Services

All NCTR’s consulting services capitalize on the knowledge gained from years of developing effective, clinically-rich residency programs that recruit, prepare, and retain diverse, culturally responsive teachers to teach students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.  Emerging residencies can participate in NCTR’s Residency Foundations or New Site Development Programs.

NCTR Network

NCTR offers and facilitates responsive, innovative programming to improve impact and outcomes for a growing network of residency programs.

Grizzlies Prep
East High

Practice to Policy

NCTR bridges the gap between practice and policy by focusing on state and federal level education reform initiatives, financial sustainability, and program scale.

Research & Evaluation

NCTR identifies, explores, and disseminates best practices and lessons learned from residencies to influence teacher preparation practices nationwide and to support the continuous improvement of NCTR’s other core strategy areas. 

Douglass High