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KCTR Teaching Resident
The Kansas City Teacher Residency is a teacher preparation and development program. We believe that the best way to improve educational equity throughout our city is to increase the number of excellent teachers in our schools. Using a nationally proven model that emphasizes mentorship, hands-on experience, and intensive coaching, KCTR helps passionate individuals transform into incredible teachers that are changing the lives of students in Kansas City.

Year 1 (Teaching Resident)
  • Gain over 1,200 hours of classroom experience with a Mentor Teacher
  • Receive weekly observations and feedback from a KCTR Instructional Coach
  • Attend Seminar and Methods courses to count toward Master’s Degree
  • Earn a full State of Missouri Teacher certification

Years 2-4 (Resident Graduate)
  • Complete Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership from UMKC in Year 2
  • Receive job placement support from KCTR
  • Become a teacher of record in a partner school
  • Continue to receive coaching, support, and leadership opportunities from KCTR

  • Undergraduate College Degree (can apply before graduation as long as intended graduation date is before program begins in June 2020)
  • all majors and backgrounds eligible to apply
  • Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA
  • Commitment to four years in Kansas City
  • Passion for educational equity
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Mentor teacher partnership
  • Job placement support
  • MO teacher certification
  • Master’s Degree in Urban Education
  • Coaching and feedback
  • Living stipend
  • Access to two education grants
  • Community
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Quality professional development


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