RTR one of top 10 VCU programs impacting the community

Antonette Craig-Harris

Antonette Craig-Harris is co-teaching a first-grade class as part of the Richmond Teacher Residency program's new elementary track.

The VCU School of Education's Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) program is recognized in the 2016-17 university annual report as one of VCU's Top 10 programs having an impact in the community.

The residency program, coordinated by the school's Center for Teacher Leadership, pairs prospective teachers with an experienced educator in Richmond Public Schools (RPS), allowing the student to experience urban education classrooms first-hand.

“This kind of recognition is the result of the hard work of many people – our faculty from the Teaching and Learning, Counseling and Special Education, and Foundations of Education departments who provide our residents an essential foundation in educational research, theory and practical strategies through rigorous coursework; our host school principals who welcome our residents into their schools; our clinical resident coaches who share their expertise and classrooms to help shape our residents into talented professionals; RPS and VCU leaders who provide unwavering support for RTR; and our RTR staff who serve as the bridge between VCU and RPS by recruiting outstanding candidates and providing ongoing support for both our residents and their mentors. But most importantly, our success is the direct result of passionate and committed residents and RTR graduates who represent the best of our profession,” said Terry Dozier, Ed.D., director of the Center for Teacher Leadership and the RTR program.

Read about our residency program in the annual report links below.

In it for the long term: Residency program turns teacher turnover rate upside down in urban public schools

2016-17 University Annual Report (complete)