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Memphis Teacher Residency


About This Provider

Director of Education

Molly Nied

Completer placement across Tennessee

Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) partners with Union University to prepare elementary and secondary teachers for Memphis schools in six partner neighborhoods where MTR has focused its efforts toward equal educational opportunity for all students. Residents in the twelve-month residency program work toward a Master of Urban Education from Union University while gaining classroom experience in a full-year internship placement within a mentor teacher's classroom. Graduating residents who are not already licensed earn a Tennessee teaching license, and all graduating residents work to fulfill a three-year teaching commitment in an MTR partner neighborhood school.

MTR's mission:

"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."

This provider has a partnership with Union University. The 161 completers reported here also received training from Union University and are reported on that institution's report card as well.

Completer Characteristics

Teachers in Three-Year Cohort

Percent of state three-year cohort

Rest of the State
This Provider

Enrollment by ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native 0.0%
Asian 4.3%
Black 17.4%
Hispanic 2.5%
Multiracial 3.1%
Pacific Islander 0.0%
White 72.7%

State of Residency for Cohort Members

In State
Out of State

Initial License Type for Cohort Members

Post Baccalaureate

Clinical Practice Type for Cohort Members

Job Embedded
Student Teaching

Praxis principles of learning and teaching passage rate