Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Do It. August 14, 2018 For more than a decade the National Center for Teacher Residencies and our partners have been transforming how educators are prepared for America’s classrooms. We and our partners have developed a unique, comprehensive and effective training model that is similar to a teaching hospital’s medical residency for doctors. These programs train smart people to be great teachers. Our partner residencies produce graduates who outperform typical new teachers, and who are deeply committed to the schools where they trained. The following materials and fact sheets tell the NCTR story of what we do, why we do it, and how we measure our impact. Return to Reports Download: Full Report Download the PDF file .