Urban school students are in need of high quality teachers:
Are you ready to become one of them? 

If so, we will help you get there.

In collaboration with our partner, Texas A&M University – Commerce, we prepare effective classroom teachers to ensure all students regardless of zip code are provided with a high quality education.

Circle of Influence

Teachers supported by Dallas Teacher Residency have positively influenced the academic trajectory of 10,500 + K-12 students across 30 campuses in the Dallas, Mesquite, and Richardson Independent School Districts as well as in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Our Mission

The mission of Dallas Teacher Residency is to recruit, prepare, and retain aspiring career teachers to become effective in urban schools – providing all children with the opportunity to be taught and inspired by a trained professional.

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Program Overview

Dallas Teacher Residency serves as a strategic response to local urban school districts’ need to recruit, prepare, and retain effective classroom teachers to serve urban students in urban schools and urban classrooms. Patterned after the medical residency model program residents will spend an entire apprenticeship year in an urban school classroom training under a highly skilled and trained mentor teacher while taking graduate level coursework at Texas A&M University – Commerce in person in Dallas and, with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.

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Our Impact

Today, there is strong evidence that teacher residencies are improving student achievement and teacher retention. Nationally, leaders from a variety of sectors – state and national government, school districts, universities, nonprofits, and teacher education programs – are pointing towards teacher residencies as a model for strengthening the preparation of all teachers. As the first teacher residency program of its type in Dallas – we aim to transform the way in which the North Texas region thinks about teacher preparation.

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Who Applies?

We recruit talented college graduates and career changers that have the WILL and DESIRE to transform urban education through teaching; and provide them with the tailored preparation and training new teachers need to make an immediate impact within urban schools and urban classrooms.

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Our Partners

Just a few of the people who make our work possible.

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We’re longer accepting applications for 2021 school year, and we will open up the application for the next school year this winter, so be sure to check back!

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