No! We consider applicants from a variety of backgrounds. In order to be eligible you must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
No! We consider applicants across the spectrum, including new graduates, young professionals, career changers and those in transition.
The residency program is a yearlong apprenticeship followed by a three year commitment to teach in our network of partner school districts.
Our university partner is Park University. Together, the Kansas City Teacher Residency and Park University have created a unique program specifically for residents. The Master’s of Urban Education through Park University is a two-year, full time master’s program. The unique curriculum, through the lens of urban education, is applicable to the residents’ experiences in high need, urban schools.
The forgivable loan is paid on the 1st and 15th of the month via direct deposit.
Throughout the two years it takes to earn your Master’s of Urban Education through Park University, residents will be considered Park University students. Therefore, residents will be eligible for financial aid as well as loan deferment for existing loans.
At this time, the Kansas City Teacher Residency is only making placements in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Science, and Middle School Math. We do expect to expand into high school placements in future years.
At this time, the Kansas City Teacher Residency is only making placements in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Science, and Middle School Math. We do expect to expand into special education placements in future years.
Residents play a large role in determining their placement sites. Through a thoughtful approach, residents are able to visit with our school partners at their school sites and then outline their preferences. If you have a school placement site in place prior to applying, please reach out to a member of our recruitment team to communicate this preference.
The program starts with a five-week summer institute the June and July preceding the Residency year.
Stage 1: Initial Application
Applicants submit contact information, unofficial transcripts and their resume.
The application for the 2018-2019 cohort opens September 15, 2017.