Memphis Teacher Residency

The Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a Memphis-only non-profit organization that recruits, equips and retains excellent teachers to work in Memphis’ urban areas where the need for strong educators is most critical.  The residency model is adapted from the medical field and provides the opportunity to get classroom learning along with practical experience. Currently 80 MTR teachers and residents are working in Memphis urban schools. Over the last three years applications have increased 320%. It is expected that 50 residents will be members of the Class of 2013 cohort.

Each Resident is paired with an experienced Mentor-Teacher in their content area for four days per week for an entire school year and participates in a year-long, Biblically-based series of courses, discussions, and speakers to offer a Christian worldview in all aspects of the Resident’s life. Residents earn a Masters of Arts in Urban Education and a State of Tennessee Educator License for either elementary or secondary education.  Residents commit to teaching in a high-need Memphis school for three consecutive years immediately following the residency year. 

MTR needs school supplies for their teacher resource center (paper, pencils, pens, binders, dividers, etc.) and asks for people to spread the word and promote the program for recruiting purposes.

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