Union University

Founded in 1823, Union University has been classified as a Top Tier institution since 1997 and ranked among the top 15 regional universities in the South for six consecutive years. Memphis Teacher Residency is the sole administrator of Union University’s Master of Urban Education degree. Union University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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

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.

Shelby County Schools

Shelby County Schools 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.  Over 230 MTR residents and graduates work in Shelby County Schools or the charter schools authorized by SCS.

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 about 80 MTR residents and graduates work in these schools.

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