Innovations in Teacher Preparation: Boettcher Teacher Residency’s Rural Expansion

How to Build an Effective Residency
Case Study

A combination of factors created a perfect storm for Boettcher Teacher Residency’s burgeoning interest in rural school districts. The program had been serving urban districts with its teacher residency pro­gram since 2004, but was also well aware of the re­cruitment and retention challenges rural districts face.