Our Non-Profit and School Partners

Partner Schools

During the resident year, each aspiring teacher will be assigned to a clinical resident coach at one of the following KCTR partner schools in urban Kansas City:

University Partner

Kansas City Teacher Residency partners with the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Education. KCTR Residents are on a degree track towards a Master’s of Arts in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership.


National Center for Teacher Residencies

NCTR is a non-profit organization that serves a growing national network of high performing residency programs. Founded in 2007, NCTR is the only organization in the nation dedicated to developing, launching, and supporting the impact of residency programs. NCTR partners with school districts, charter management organizations, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and states to develop and support teacher residency programs as quality pipelines of effective and diverse new teachers.


City Year

In Kansas City, City Year partners with district and charter schools to support students who need the most help. With 50 AmeriCorps members working in schools to reach the right students with the right support, City Year can be the difference in whether students graduate or drop out of school.

As part of AmeriCorps, City Year places diverse young adults in high-need urban schools for a year of service to support students’ academic and socio-emotional success. City Year AmeriCorps members work alongside teachers, tutoring students one-on-one, providing in-class support and organizing school-wide programs to increase academic achievement and student engagement.




AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.






TEACH Kansas City is a program partner of KCTR that supports individuals interested in becoming teachers by providing financial and informational support. Applicants to the Kansas City Teacher Residency are eligible to apply for their scholarships listed here.

Learn How You Can Help

If you’d like to learn more about how you can become a partner with KCTR, we invite you to call us today at (816) 298-5660. We are always looking for other non-profit organizations to help support Kansas City students.