Memphis Teacher Residency

About Memphis Teacher Residency

1. Educational inequality is one of the greatest human and civil rights issues in America today.
2. That God — the creator of heaven and earth — cares deeply about the spiritual and physical needs of all people; therefore, he calls his people to go into all the world to offer love and seek justice for all.
3. That teaching children is among the most important jobs and most noble professions one can enter into for the good of others.

Over the last 14 years, MTR has trained and supported over 1,000 potential teachers through the following three programs. Join us!

Seniors & College Graduates (any major):
Apply for the Teacher Residency ( -- MTR trains prospective teachers in a year-long residency model through graduate courses, classroom internship, and personalized coaching. Applications open September 1.

Sophomores & Juniors
MTR offers two paid month-long summer fellowships for college sophomores and juniors from across the country who want to invest in the lives of students while gaining hands-on experience in education at our summer camps. Applications open October 3.

MTR Camp Literacy Fellowship ( -- Open to all majors

Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship ( -- students of color who are majoring or minoring in STEM


Literacy Camp Fellow

June 2023 - July 2023 Memphis, TN
“I loved how I got to teach children in a fun and hype setting. ”

Camp Literacy Fellow

June 2023 - July 2023 Memphis, TN
“The MTR Camp Literacy program was a great experience for me. The program is a great introduction to what a career in education actually entails, for students deciding if education is the path that they want to pursue. For those considering MTR's residency program, the fellowship was also a great introduction to MTR as an organization, the city of Memphis, and literacy as a civil rights issue. I found MTR to be an incredibly warm, accepting and nurturing environment. I was treated with great respect, as both an employee and a person, by the other fellows, my instructors, and my camp director. By the end of the four weeks, I felt a lot more confident standing in front of a class and teaching. The fellowship also opened my eyes to many areas for improvement, that I can continue to work though even after the fellowship has concluded. ”
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