Welcome


If you are passionate about social justice — about teaching for change — changing lives, communities, and student outcomes — then RTR is where you need to be.

RTR is a highly selective graduate teacher residency program that recruits, trains, and supports teachers for high-needs and hard-to-staff schools. RTR residents learn alongside our top district teachers for an entire year while earning a graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Yet, our support does not stop there. Our graduates receive one-on-one training with a content-specific career coach throughout the first two years of their teaching careers. With RTR, residents gain the skills and the experience to positively impact the lives of students from historically marginalized communities. Join us to make a difference.

To learn more about RTR, schedule a Zoom chat with the RTR team.or join us for an info session.

We have several pathways available

elementary

general special education

adapted special education

secondary English

secondary math

secondary science

secondary social studies

We fully cover tuition for our students

plus $5,000 stipend

plus an additional $4,000 stipend for science and math residents

plus $382/month for Petersburg residents who live in Petersburg

We are now accepting applications for Cohort 13

coursework will begin in summer 2023

the residency will take place during the 2023-24 school year

the final application deadline is March 31, 2023

Elementary

Elementary Track

Grades kindergarten to fifth grade.

Secondary

Secondary Track

Content areas such as biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, English, math, and social studies at the middle and high school levels.

Special Education

Special Education Track

Special education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

We prepare teachers who are passionate about and committed to teaching students in high-needs and hard-to-staff schools.

We are about leveling the playing field for all students. If you are passionate about social justice and equity education, start this journey with us.

Resident life is intensive and demanding, but most of all, fulfilling. Learn more about what it takes to be a RTR resident.

If you are passionate about social justice — about teaching for change — about changing lives, communities, and student outcomes — then RTR is where you need to be.

We are now recruiting for Clinical Resident Coaches (in-service teachers who serve as mentors to our residents) for the 2023-2024 school year!

Click here to learn more about being a Clinical Resident Coach.