Virginia Commonwealth University — Richmond Teacher Residency Program (RTR)
- Program Type:
- Coverdell Fellows
- Richmond Teacher Residency Program (RTR)
- Degrees Awarded:
- Master of Teaching
- Admissions Deadlines:
Cycle I: November 26, 2012. Cycle II: March 15, 2013.
- Admissions Cycle:
Cycle I: February notification. Cycle II: April notification.
- Program Start:
- Program Founded:
- October, 2011
- Full-year medical-style residency teaching alongside a highly trained master/mentor teacher
- Integrated graduate-level coursework resulting in an M.T. degree
- Strategic cohort placement in a high-need RPS secondary school
- $20K living stipend in the first year; eligible for $10K for qualifying math and science majors
- Special cohort tuition program rate
- Eligible for $6K in federal TEACH grants
- Full-time salary as the teacher of record in years 2-4 of the program
- Comprehensive post-residency induction support from a highly trained Career Coach for two years
- Teacher leadership training and support for National Board Certification
Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) is a post-graduate program in education that recruits RPCVs who are committed to making a difference in urban schools. Fellows spend their first year co-teaching with a master teacher in Richmond Public Schools (RPS) while earning a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. In their second year, Fellows are positioned to be hired as a full time middle or high school teacher in RPS, with an additional 3 years of mentoring, leadership training, and support for National Board Certification.
3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of undergraduate work, a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics, math, English, political science, global studies or history, completed online RTR application, official transcripts from all universities attended, copies of required test scores (see RTR website), and completed VCU Graduate School application.
For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.
3600 West Broad Street, Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23230
- (804) 828-0387
- (804) 827-0870
If you have questions, please contact:
Ann D. Cherry
Director of Recruitment and Student Affairs
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