The Kansas City Teacher Residency’s mission is to recruit, prepare, develop, and support effective teachers in classrooms across Kansas City—With an end goal to help students achieve strong academic gains by retaining exceptional teachers that reflect the rich diversity of metro KC.
College graduates and professionals who want to become exceptional teachers can apply to become teacher residents. Through the program, residents will be paired with mentor teachers, be immersed in rigorous coursework that leads to a master's degree, and earn teacher certification. After the residency year, program graduates will be ready to effectively lead their own classrooms in high-need public schools.
Distinguished from traditional teacher training programs, urban teacher residencies have dramatically improved the amount of time and quality of teacher candidates' clinical experiences, ensuring that residents are able to effectively serve students on day one.