Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University was founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order. Today it is a small, comprehensive university that is also nationally renowned for its STEM programs and is home one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Year after year, CBU is ranked as one of the best universities in the South as well as one of the best values in the region. Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (continued by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

National Center for Teacher Residencies

NCTR is a not-for-profit organization that serves a growing national network of high performing residency programs. Founded in 2007, NCTR is the only organization in the nation dedicated to developing, launching and supporting the impact of residency programs. NCTR partners with school districts, charter management organizations, institutions of higher education, not-for-profits, and states to develop and support teacher residency programs as quality pipelines of effective and diverse new teachers.


AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. MTR is partially funded by AmeriCorps under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) is the school district serving Memphis and unincorporated areas of the county. With about 200 schools and 7,000 teachers, it is among the 25 largest districts in the US.  Of the approximately 106,000 students in the district, 80% are economically disadvantaged by free & reduced lunch standards. Hundreds of MTR residents and graduates work in Memphis-Shelby County Schools or the charter schools authorized by MSCS.

Achievement School District

The Achievement School District was created in 2010 with the goal of dramatically raising student achievement at schools in the bottom 5% of schools in Tennessee. The ASD runs approximately 30 schools in Memphis in partnership with various charter operators, and many MTR residents and graduates work in these schools.