Welcome to Richmond Teacher Residency

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Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR), located in Richmond, Virginia, is a highly selective urban graduate teacher residency program that equips individuals of all ages to make an immediate impact on classrooms in Richmond Public Schools. Our mission? To cultivate a pipeline of extraordinary teachers who take seriously the job of leveling the playing field and closing the achievement gap for Richmond students.

We offer two program tracks -- our Special/Exceptional Education or SE Track prepares residents to teach special education at the elementary, middle and high school levels; and our Secondary Track prepares residents to teach content areas such as biology, math and English at the middle and high school levels.

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Urban schools. They demand the best. They challenge the best. They require the best. Teach for Change.