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.
Recruiting, preparing, developing, and supporting great teachers has a direct impact on the learning and success of our students. Dallas Teacher Residency prepares and supports teachers to successfully serve students in urban schools, ensuring that prior to having a classroom of their own, program residents are provided with the training, skill set, and on-going support necessary to best meet the needs of students in urban schools and classrooms. Through this innovative and intensive approach to teacher preparation, Dallas Teacher Residency aims to create both high-quality educators, in addition to creating support systems which ensures educators have the opportunity to provide students with the largest possible academic impact – which occurs in the classroom.
Upon successful completion of the 14-month program, program graduates earn and receive:
- Master’s degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce
- Texas Teaching License
- A yearlong apprenticeship under the guidance of a mentor teacher in a partnering school district
- Access to early job contracts and preferential interviews with principals in partnering school districts
- Continuing new teacher support from Dallas Teacher Residency through individual coaching and professional learning communities