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MTR Recruits, Trains and Supports Effective Teachers

Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 2009 to recruit, train, and support effective teachers in a Christian context. MTR accomplishes this goal through three programs: a teacher residency training program and two summer academic enrichment camps. Residents are college graduates invited to train with a mentor, receive coaching, and participate in Master of Education coursework through our university partner. In addition, residents receive housing and a living stipend. During the residency year, participants earn their master’s degree and teach for a full academic year in a mentor’s classroom. While some residents do have undergraduate teacher training prior to the residency, others do not and become a certified teacher at the end of the residency year. Graduating the program, residents agree to teach in Memphis high needs schools for three additional years.

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Program Benefits

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Master’s Degree

Earn Master’s Degree in Education

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Internship

Intensive classroom experience under mentor supervision

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Community

Foster personal and professional relationships through intentional events and shared housing

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Commitment

Strategic staffing strategy for 3-year teaching commitment following residency year

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Licensing

State of Tennessee Educator License

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Coaching

Staffing and coaching support throughout 4-year program

Financial Benefits

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Living Stipend

$12,000 stipend for the residency year

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Tuition

100% of Master’s degree tuition covered by AmeriCorps or other programs

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Housing Stipend

Housing provided during residency year

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Salary

Average $45,000 starting salary upon graduation

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Loan Forgiveness

Eligibility for multiple student loan forgiveness programs

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Cost of Living

With among the lowest costs of living in the U.S., your salary goes further in Memphis

Content Areas

Elementary Education
Secondary: English
Secondary: Math

Secondary: Biology
Secondary: Chemistry
Secondary: Physics

Secondary: History
K-12: ESL

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Residents Graduating & Completing Residency Year

Classes of 2010-2021

93
Graduates Completing 3-Year Teaching Commitment

Classes of 2010-2018, as of May 2021

6 yrs.
Median Graduate Career in Memphis High-Need Education

Serving in a teacher, school leader or other K-12 role.

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Strategic Communities
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MTR Partner Schools
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Residents and Graduates

Important Dates for Applicants

Fall Selection Season

Fall Recruiting Events & Calendar
Preview Days: September 10 & October 8, 2021
Fall Applications Due: November 7, 2021
Selection Weekend: December 10-11, 2021
Offers Extended: December 15, 2021
Acceptance Deadline: January 7, 2022
Praxis Test Deadline: February 23, 2022

Spring Selection Season

Preview Day: January 14, 2022
Applications Due: February 6, 2022
Selection Day: February 25, 2022
Offers Extended: March 2, 2022
Acceptance Deadline: March 18, 2022
Praxis Test Deadline: April 22, 2022

Residency Year Calendar

See an Overview of the Residency Year

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