RTR, a part of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, is a highly selective graduate teacher residency program that equips individuals of all ages to make an immediate impact on classrooms in communities with high-needs and hard to staff 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 students.
We offer three program tracks: (1) our Elementary Track prepares residents to teach grades K-5; (2) our Secondary Track prepares residents to teach content areas such as biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, math, English and social studies at the middle and high school levels and (3) and our Special Education (SE) Track prepares residents to teach special education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
We strongly encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to apply.
See where your passion takes you . . .
At Risk Students. They demand the best. They challenge the best. They deserve the best.
Teach for Change.
Because we are dedicated to leveling the playing field—so every student can be a player.
Not sure where to start? Here is a guide to help simplify the process.
Want to know more about the demands and rewards of the Residency life? Discover the details here.