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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 Arts in Teaching (MAT) coursework through Christian Brothers University. 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. Upon graduating from the program, residents agree to teach in Memphis high needs schools for three additional years.

Program Benefits


Master’s Degree

Earn Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
through Christian Brothers University



Intensive classroom experience under mentor supervision



Foster personal and professional relationships through intentional events and shared housing



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



State of Tennessee Educator License



Staffing and coaching support throughout 4-year program

Financial Benefits


Living Stipend

$14,400 stipend for the residency year



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


Housing Stipend

Housing provided during residency year



Average $45,000 starting salary upon graduation


Loan Forgiveness

Eligibility for multiple student loan forgiveness programs


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

Residents Graduating & Completing Residency Year

Classes of 2010-2021

Graduates Completing 3-Year Teaching Commitment

Classes of 2010-2019, as of May 2022

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

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

Strategic Communities
MTR Partner Schools
Program Graduates Over 13 Years

Applications Open September 1st!

Important Dates for Applicants

Fall Selection Season

Fall Recruiting Events & Calendar
Applications open: September 1, 2022
Virtual Visits: August 17, September 9, September 30, 2022
In-Person Preview Days: September 9 & September 30, 2022
Fall Applications Due: November 13, 2022
Selection Weekend: December 9-10, 2022
Offers Extended: December 14, 2022
Acceptance Deadline: January 6, 2023
Praxis Test Deadline: February 17, 2023

Spring Selection Season

In-Person Preview Day: January 20, 2023
Virtual Visit: January 25, 2023
Applications Due: March 5, 2023
Virtual Selection Day: March 24, 2023
Offers Extended: March 29.2023
Acceptance Deadline: April 3, 2023
Praxis Test Deadline: April 21, 2023

Residency Year Calendar

See an Overview of the Residency Year

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