Equal Education is the Greatest Social Justice and Civil Rights Issue in America Today.
Today, educational injustice exists along economic and racial lines. This problem has reached epidemic proportions. Too many children are condemned to substandard educational opportunities based solely on their zip code. Justice demands more. Come join us in Memphis and help us solve the greatest social justice and civil rights issue in America today.
Children spend nearly half their waking hours at school. So, experienced, innovative, and professional teachers are a valuable commodity. Half of urban public school teachers don’t keep their jobs longer than three years. In Memphis, the teacher dropout rate is higher than the student dropout rate.
Children spend nearly half their waking hours at school. So, experienced, innovative, and professional teachers are a valuable commodity.
And it’s not because they don’t want to teach. They’re just not equipped with the tools to be effective in the classroom. Memphis Teacher Residency recognizes that, and has committed to training and retaining great teachers to lay the groundwork for the next generation’s success.
Are you patient, compassionate, and creative? The Memphis Teacher Residency can train you to make an impact as an educator.
MTR offers a 12-month program to train passionate, dedicated and effective teachers. MTR Residents complete a 33-hour Masters in Urban Education from Union University during the 12-month residency year. Once coursework is completed, teachers are placed in high-need Memphis schools for a minimum of three years. Tuition is provided, as well as housing and a stipend. Both education and non-education graduates are encouraged to apply.