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Cohort 11 applications will be available July 1!

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.

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Fully  Cover Tuition and Fees

plus $8,600 stipend

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

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

October 30, 2020

deadline to apply

November 13, 2020

selection day

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.