Steps to Becoming an MTR Teacher

Thank you for your interest in our residency program. Applications will reopen on September 1, 2020 for the next residency class, which will begin in June of 2021. Please read these Steps to Becoming an MTR Teacher to familiarize yourself with the application and selection process. If you have questions before starting your application, please indicate your interest or ask a question here.

The requirements to apply are:

  • an undergraduate college degree or anticipated graduation prior to the start of the residency year
  • an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • and US citizenship, permanent residency or DACA status.

Once you have submitted your online application, please watch your email inbox diligently as you will be receiving emails from MTR recruiters who will continue to walk you through our process and be available for individual questions.

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Online Application:

Apply to MTR with:

  • Academic history, GPA and resume
  • Submit written essays
  • List three references
  • Upload unofficial transcript(s) as pdf(s)

Deadlines for the two application seasons are November 8, 2020 and February 7, 2021.

2. Online Application:

Apply to MTR with:

  • Academic history, GPA and resume
  • Submit written essays
  • List three references
  • Upload unofficial transcript(s) as pdf(s)

Deadlines for the two application seasons are November 10, 2019 and March 1, 2020.

Recommendations:

Applicants will need to list three different people who will serve as a reference for them. MTR will email your references and ask them to answer several questions and write your recommendation. Check the completion status of your three recommendations by logging in here.

3. Recommendations:

Applicants will need to list three different people who will serve as a reference for them. MTR will email your references and ask them to answer several questions and write your recommendation. Check the completion status of your three recommendations by logging in here.

Video Interviews:

After submission of application, applicants receive a link to record a video interview responding to prompted questions. We will review your video interview after we are done evaluating your application.

4. Video Interviews:

After submission of application, applicants receive a link to record a video interview responding to prompted questions. We will review your video interview after we are done evaluating your application.

Selection Weekend:

Qualifying applicants are invited to attend an interview weekend held in Memphis in either December or March.

5. Selection Weekend:

Qualifying applicants are invited to attend an interview weekend held in Memphis in either December or March.

Offers and Decisions:

Selection Weekend attendees are notified of their acceptance status within the following week.

6. Offers and Decisions:

Selection Weekend attendees are notified of their acceptance status within the following week.

Get Ready for Memphis:

Move-in starts Memorial Day Weekend and Orientation begins the first week of June with classes starting the second week of June.

7. Get Ready for Memphis:

Move-in starts Memorial Day Weekend and Orientation begins the first week of June with classes starting the second week of June.

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