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The Program

Creating Equitable Education for Kansas City

KCTR Develops Quality Educators for the Classroom

Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 to recruit, prepare, develop, place, and retain mission-oriented individuals who want to make a deep commitment to working in high need urban schools in the Kansas City area. KCTR accomplishes this goal through a rich curriculum and the support of a coach and mentor. Residents are college graduates invited to train with a mentor, receive coaching, and participate in a Master of Art’s in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership through the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In addition, residents receive a living stipend and additional benefits of being an AmeriCorps member through participation in our program. During the residency year, participants earn credit toward their master’s degree and teach for a full academic year in a mentor’s classroom. At the end of the residency year, residents become certified teachers in the State of Missouri. Graduating the program, residents agree to teach in Kansas City high-needs schools for three additional years.

Residency Program Continuum
Candidate

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • Committed for four-year program in Kansas City
  • Aligned to KCTR Vision and Mission
  • Complete online application which includes submission of transcripts, resume, and short responses
  • Phone interview
  • References
  • Attend Selection Day

 

 

 

Resident
(Year 1)
  • Begin a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in a cohort model
  • Attend Summer Institute
  • Receive $15,000-$20,000 living stipend
  • Gain over 1,200 hours of classroom experience with a Mentor Teacher
  • Weekly coaching observations and feedback from a KCTR Coach
  • State of Missouri Initial Professional Certification granted
  • Job placement support in a KCTR partner school
Graduate
(Years 2-4)
  • Three-year teaching commitment in KCTR’s network of partner schools
  • Complete a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in year two
  • Full-time, salaried employment in a partner school
  • Continued KCTR coaching and feedback
  • On-going professional development
  • Access to classroom resources
  • Participation in KCTR network events
Alum 

 

  • Continued access to KCTR’s growing network of Residents, Graduates, alumni, and partner schools
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve as Mentor Teacher to KCTR Residents
  • On-going professional development
  • Access to classroom resources
  • Participation in KCTR network events

 

 

 

The Residency Year
  • Residency

    Gain over 1,200 hours of classroom experience with a Mentor Teacher

  • Coaching

    Receive weekly observations and feedback from a KCTR Coach.

  • Coursework

    Attend courses to count toward Master's of Urban Education degree and certification.

  • Certification

    Earn a teaching certification in the state of Missouri.

Program Benefits
Community

Foster personal and professional relationships with other KCTR educators

Licensing

State of Missouri Educator License

Coaching

Coaching support throughout 4-year program

MUEd

Master's of Arts in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership from the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Living Stipend

$20,000 living stipend for the Residency Year

Job Placement Support

Job placement support in a KCTR partner school following the Residency Year

Mentor Teacher Partnership

Pairing with a mentor teacher during the Residency Year

Professional Development

Professional learning opportunities throughout 4-year program

AmeriCorps

Membership to the AmeriCorps national network

University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri universities, is a public university serving more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC’s School of Education and KCTR partner to certify and graduate new teachers to a four-year commitment to teaching in high-need public schools.

Learn More About KCTR

If you’re passionate about setting a higher standard for urban education, whether through applying, partnering or donating, please contact KCTR today at (816) 298-5660.