KCTR Programs

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Our Mission at KCTR is to cultivate and sustain empowered educators in creating equitable classroom experiences for all students. We pursue this mission, because we have a vision to make an equitable education system a reality. To reach these goals we have multiple program offerings for individuals looking to make an impact in education. Whether you are looking to become a teacher, are currently a teacher looking for further opportunities, or are looking to join our staff, we have an option for you! Find the best fit for you and then apply to our Residency Program, Mentor program, and Staff positions below!


We utilize a Residency + 3 model. During the residency year, residents serve in a mentor teacher’s classroom while completing certification and master’s level coursework. Following the Residency year, they commit to teach for 3 years in a partner school.

Is this a good fit for you? 

      1. Are you a US Resident (or Permanent Resident Status) and looking to become a certified teacher?
      2. Have a Bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 GPA or higher?
      3. Ready to make a commitment to teach in KC schools?

If so, learn more about the residency program, and submit your application below!

Apply to the Residency! 

Mentor Program

High quality Mentor Teachers are the cornerstone to our Residents’ development and success. At the KCTR, we envision a city where an equitable education is guaranteed. KCTR recruits and trains teachers for Kansas City schools with the hopes of creating a network of well trained and supported teachers united in vision for equitable education for all students in Kansas City. This mission cannot be achieved without the deep commitment from our Mentor Teachers. 


  1. Taught for 3+ years?
  2. Ready to develop and influence a future teacher?
  3. Interested for further professional development?
  4. Looking for a stipend to your teacher salary?

Our Mentor program might be a good fit for you! Our Mentors host pre-service teachers in their classroom while also receiving development themselves and a stipend. Learn more about our Mentor program and then submit your application!

Apply to be a Mentor!



Our staff makes our work possible. We have coaches, instructors, and operational support staff that help make our mission a reality.

Are you…

  • Dedicated to the Mission and Vision of our organization?
  • Looking to make your next career step in nonprofit organization?

If so, joining our staff might be a good fit for you! When there are open positions, we list the details on our careers page. Check it out to see if we have a position that fits you!

Learn More Here


Help Us Achieve Our Vision

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Join us in ensuring every classroom is filled with a highly effective teacher. Whether you’re seeking teaching certification programs in Kansas City or donating to our organization, you can make a difference in the KC public education system.

For any questions or concerns, please call us at (816) 298-5660.