teachers have trained through BCTR
One of the most affordable and accelerated licensure programs in Maryland
years of experience training teachers in Baltimore
About Baltimore City Teaching Residency
When you join Baltimore City Teaching Residency (BCTR), you join a long-standing cohort of residents who care deeply about students’ futures and are helping transform Baltimore City Public Schools. For 20+ years, Baltimore City Teaching Residency has trained over 2,100 teachers who have impacted more than 380,000 students. With our hands-on, job-embedded teacher preparation program, you too can make a difference in the lives of Baltimore students.
The 2024-25 Baltimore City Teaching Residency application is open!
Developing and Supporting Diverse Talent
Baltimore is a city on the rise, and great teachers are key to that progress.
Learn about Baltimore City Teaching Residency, our students, and unique educational community. Complete an online application to indicate your interest in Baltimore City Teaching Residency and share your background and experiences, and submit a recorded interview to showcase how your talents will shine in the classroom.
During your 6-week summer training experience, learn core teaching skills such as engaging students, managing a classroom, and instructional delivery from experienced coaches and teachers. Practice those skills with students in a local summer school classroom and with your peers while receiving coaching and feedback.
Begin teaching in the fall, leading your own classroom, and earning a full teacher’s salary and benefits. Continue building your skills with coaching tailored to your individual needs and 2 years of coursework culminating in certification.
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