Chicago – Dallas Teacher Residency has joined a network of teacher residency programs from across the country through its partnership with National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR)’s Next Generation Network (NGN). The NGN is the only network in the country comprised of a group of 23 high-performing residency programs that maximize educator impact by transforming how teachers are prepared.
NCTR supports NGN partners to strengthen, scale and innovate over time as they strive to improve and adapt in response to student and community needs. NCTR’s membership in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Alliance for Advancing Justice by Transforming Teacher Education project enhances opportunities for NGN partners to collaborate and engage in high quality and relevant initiatives that directly improve student outcomes.
Founded in 2013, Dallas Teacher Residency is the first urban teacher residency program in Texas to partner with both a public state university and a traditional public school district. In partnership with Texas A&M University – Commerce, the residency program prepares aspiring urban school teachers and supports novice and veteran teachers in both Dallas and Mesquite Independent School Districts. Financial support from several strategic funding partners such as, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, The Meadows Foundation and The George and Fay Young Foundation, have been instrumental in allowing the program to accelerate its growth and increase the pipeline of effective and diverse new teachers for North Texas.
“My Co-Founder, Elizabeth Kastiel and I, are excited about the opportunity to join the NCTR Next Generation Network,” said Rob DeHaas, Co-Founder and CEO of Dallas Teacher Residency. “We know that in order to truly move the needle in urban education we have to ensure that every student has access to a highly effective classroom teacher. The NCTR Network will allow our organization to collaborate with and learn from other best-in-class teacher residency programs across the country, and ultimately, enhance our ability to serve as a change agent in the teacher preparation space not only in Dallas, but throughout Texas.”
Teacher residencies are a model of teacher preparation based on the medical profession’s approach to preparing doctors—residents spend a full year teaching and learning in classrooms alongside an excellent mentor to become an effective teacher. In a recent impact report of current NCTR partners, 100% of principals report they would hire future residency graduates and would recommend a residency gradate to another colleague.
NCTR’s Next Generation Network Partners are:
Aspire Teacher Residency
Boettcher Teacher Residency
Boston Teacher Residency
Inspired Teacher Certification Program
*Dallas Teacher Residency
Denver Teacher Residency
Denver Student Teacher Residency
*East Harlem Teaching Residency
Jacksonville Teacher Residency
Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency
Memphis Teacher Residency
*Minneapolis Residency Program
New York City Teaching Collaborative
New Visions for Public Schools-Hunter College-Learning Partners Urban Teacher Residency
*Partnerships to Uplift Communities – The Alumni Teach Project
Philadelphia Teacher Residency (Drexel University)
Richmond Teacher Residency
San Francisco Teacher Residency
Seattle Teacher Residency
Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative STEM Teacher Residency
University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program
*University of South Dakota
*New to the Next Generation Network
To learn more about the National Center for Teacher Residencies, please visit www.nctresidencies.org.
The National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) is a not-for-profit organization created to improve student achievement through the preparation of excellent new teachers for high need school districts. Based in Chicago, NCTR’s two-fold mission is to build and support high performing teacher residency programs and to impact and inform the transformation of teacher preparation writ large through the dissemination of research and best practices. NCTR was formerly Urban Teacher Residency United.