Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) recruits, trains, and supports effective teachers in a Christian context. MTR believes education inequity is one of the greatest social justice and civil rights issues of today and offers 3 ways to get involved in the work of Equal Education: 1 job for college seniors and alumni and 2 paid summer internships for current college students.
Residency: For college graduates, we offer a 1-year residency program where residents teach with a mentor teacher (Mon-Ths), receive weekly coaching, and participate in Masters of Arts in Teaching coursework through Christian Brothers University (Fri-Sat, 100% paid for by MTR). After the residency year, 3 years of teaching in an under-resourced partner neighborhood in Memphis are required. Coaching and additional support services are continued throughout the next 3 years. Learn more about the teacher residency at MemphisTR.org/residency
MTR Camp: For college students returning to school in the fall, MTR Camp is a 4-week paid internship to get a taste for working towards equal education with elementary-aged students in Memphis. Learn more at MTRCamp.org.
Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Fellowship: For college students of color with a STEM major or minor who will be returning to school in the fall, the Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Fellowship involves serving as a paid counselor and TA at a STEM Discovery camp for rising 7th graders in Memphis, TN for 4 weeks. Learn more at MemphisTR.org/Browne-STEM-Fellowship.
History: MTR has been training teacher residents to serve students in under-resourced neighborhoods of Memphis, TN since 2009. Learn more about our program results at MemphisTR.org/results
Christian Love Expressed in Equal Education
As a response to the gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will partner to provide students in Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis by recruiting, training, and supporting effective teachers within a Christian context.
Restored Communities Living with Dignity and in Peace
The vision of MTR is to use our specific work within education, in partnership with other holistic organizations, to help restore communities so that all individuals can become empowered contributors to our city and people of all races and classes can engage with one another in peace.