KCTR addressing a shortage of teachers

The Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) is actively recruiting 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 by using a year-long, in-school residency year to train and develop college graduates and professionals who want to become exceptional teachers and help Kansas City kids achieve strong academic outcomes.

Prospective teachers receive a stipend during their residency year and must make a three-year commitment to teaching in high need schools. 

Schools involved are in three school districts — Kansas City Public Schools, North Kansas City and Hickman Mills — and five charter schools: Crossroads Academy, Ewing Marion Kauffman School, KIPP Endeavor Academy KC, Scuola Vita Nuova and University Academy. The program is also continuing to expand partnerships with area schools. 

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.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and be a US citizen or permanent resident.

To learn more and to apply, visit www.kcteach.org. The application portal is open from August 15th to October 14th for fall selection.

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