Welcome to Richmond Teacher Residency

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Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR), located in Richmond, Virginia, is a highly selective 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.

See where your passion takes you . . .

Not just for secondary schools anymore: RTR is pleased to announce that we have expanded our program to include a Special/Exceptional Education (SE) Track that will serve elementary schools in addition to middle schools and high schools. Our traditional Secondary Track will continue to prepare teachers for upper level classrooms.

Urban schools.
They demand the best.
They challenge the best.
They require the best.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela