Kauffman addressing teacher shortage in urban schools


The Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) program, supported by the Kauffman Foundation, is actively recruiting and supporting individuals to become teachers in urban schools and directly address a shortage of teachers.

Urban teacher residency programs adapt the medical residency model to teacher preparation. This is a one-year program for college graduates and professionals who want to become exceptional teachers and help Kansas City kids achieve strong academic outcomes.

Prospective teachers receive a $25,000 stipend during their residency year and must make a three-year commitment to teaching in high need schools. Download a flyer.

Schools involved are in three school districts — Kansas City Public Schools, North Kansas City and Hickman Mills — and these six charter schools: Crossroads Academy, Kauffman School, KIPP Endeavor Academy KC, Gordon Parks, Scuola Vita Nuova and University Academy.

Through the program, residents will be paired with mentor teachers, be immersed in rigorous coursework that leads to a Master’s of Education from Park University, and earn their state of Missouri teaching certification.

After the residency year, program graduates will be ready to effectively lead their own classrooms in high-need public schools.

To learn more and to apply, visit www.kcteach.org. Applications are due by March 11th.

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